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Genus Lapposyrphus

Syrphid Fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus Sunrise Syrphid 3 - Lapposyrphus lapponicus Unknown Syrphid Fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - male Bird Hover Fly? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female Bird Hover Fly? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female Eupeodes? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus Diptera. Syrphidae. - Lapposyrphus lapponicus Syrphidae - Lapposyrphus lapponicus
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 Lapposyrphus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
often treated as a subgenus of Eupeodes
Explanation of Names
Lapposyrphus Dusek & Laska 1967
2 spp. in our area(1)
Note vein R4+5 curving upwards. Bare eyes distinguish from Scaeva (which also has upward curved vein R4+5) and Dasysyrphus (which has a straight vein).
L. laponicus (Holarctic) has separated spots on tergites 3 and 4, vs complete bands in L. aberrantis (Nearctic)(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
2.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.