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Species Dioprosopa clavata

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Dioprosopa
Species clavata (Dioprosopa clavata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudodoros clavatus (Fabricius, 1794) [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 / Mex. to S. Amer.(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)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Skevington J.H. (2014) Nearctic Syrphidae checklist
2.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
3.Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
6.Syrphidae of Ontario
7.Zur Gattung Pseudodoros Becker, 1903 (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Kassebeer C.F. 2000. Dipteron 3(1): 73-92.