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Species Dioprosopa clavata

Hoverfly? - Dioprosopa clavata Syrphidae, Syrphid Fly, Pseudodoros clavatus,(Larva and Puparium), I believe? - Dioprosopa clavata Pseudodoros? - Dioprosopa clavata - male Pseudodoros? - Dioprosopa clavata First Instar? - Dioprosopa clavata Who is this beauty? - Dioprosopa clavata Syrphid pupa? - Dioprosopa clavata Syrphidae - Dioprosopa clavata - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Dioprosopa
Species clavata (Dioprosopa clavata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudodoros clavatus (Fabricius) [listed as valid name in(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)]
Explanation of Names
Dioprosopa clavata (Fabricius 1794)
Size
body 6.5-12.4 mm, wing 4.9-8.8 mm(7)
Identification
Similar to Baccha and Ocyptamus, but scutellum with yellow bands (vs. all black); more here(6)
Range
e US to CA to S. America(7)(BG data)
Food
Larvae feed on aphids, esp. oleander aphids (Aphis nerii)
Life Cycle
Larvae -- Puparium -- Adult female -- Adult male
See Also
superficially resembles a thick-headed fly (Conopidae)
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