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Species Dioprosopa clavata

Wasp Mimic - Dioprosopa clavata Thick-Headed Fly - Dioprosopa clavata Wasp mimic fly - Dioprosopa clavata - male unknown narrow-waisted fly? - Dioprosopa clavata Pseudodoros? - Dioprosopa clavata - male small wasp-like fly - Dioprosopa clavata Fly [=Dioprosopa clavata?] ID Request - Dioprosopa clavata tiny hover fly - Dioprosopa clavata
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) [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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