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Species Eupeodes volucris - Bird Hover Fly

Bee or fly? - Eupeodes volucris - female A black and yellow hoverfly, with more black than yellow - Eupeodes volucris - female syrphid? - Eupeodes volucris Grub? - Eupeodes volucris Fly ~7mm - Eupeodes volucris Scaeva sp ? - Eupeodes volucris Aurora Syrphid - Eupeodes volucris Hover fly on Sisymbrium loeselii - Eupeodes volucris
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 Eupeodes
No Taxon (subgenus Eupeodes)
Species volucris (Bird Hover Fly)
Explanation of Names
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) volucris Osten Sacken 1877
6.3-9.8 mm(1)
Projecting cylindrical abdomen of male rather distinctive.
E. volucris females have the Scaeva like markings on the abdomen, which are always separated, strongly curved and more white, while other Eupeodes species have them yellow.
E. volucris has reddish legs.
w. NA (AK-CA to ON-KS-TX & Mexico)(2)(BG data)
Mar-Nov in OK(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The flower flies of the subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland, Diptera: Syrphidae
Vockeroth J.R. 1992. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 18. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 456 pp.
2.Flower Flies (Syrphidae) -
3.Syrphidae of Oklahoma (Diptera)
Shorter D.A., Drew W.A. 1976. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 56: 75-94.