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Species Eupeodes volucris - Bird Hover Fly

Bee or fly? - Eupeodes volucris - female Syrphid - Eupeodes volucris Possibly a Bird Hoverfly (Epodes volucris)? - Eupeodes volucris Syrphid - Eupeodes volucris Eupeodes - Eupeodes volucris - female Bird Hover Fly - Eupeodes volucris - male Diptera bee mimic sp? - Eupeodes volucris Hoverfly - Eupeodes volucris - male
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 Eupeodes
No Taxon (subgenus Eupeodes)
Species volucris (Bird Hover Fly)
Explanation of Names
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) volucris Osten Sacken 1877
Size
6.3-9.8 mm(1)
Identification
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.
Range
w. NA (AK-CA to ON-KS-TX & Mexico)(2)(BG data)
Season
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) - Syrphidae.lifedesks.org
3.Syrphidae of Oklahoma (Diptera)
Shorter D.A., Drew W.A. 1976. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 56: 75-94.