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Genus Lapposyrphus

Syrphid - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - male Is this Lapposyrphus lapponicus? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus Pelagic Syrphid! side - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female Eupeodes volucris - Bird Hover Fly? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - male Bird Hover Fly? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female Bird Hover Fly? - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female Syrphidae - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female hover fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - female
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 Lapposyrphus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
often treated as a subgenus of Eupeodes
Explanation of Names
Lapposyrphus Dusek & Laska 1967
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
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).
Remarks
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.