Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#191433
Fly - Ocyptamus - male

Fly - Ocyptamus - Male
Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
June 16, 2008
Size: less than an inch
This was in the garden this morning. I don't know what it is.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Ocyptamus.

Ocyptamus antiphates
This is Ocyptamus antiphates which can be found in Florida according to a reference on Systema Dipterorum. The specimen keys out to this in a key to Ocyptamus and it seems this species has a great deal of variation in color.

Moved
Moved from Syrphinae.
This image would benefit from some cropping; lots of empty space and not enough detail. It may have to be frassed eventually.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

ID
It's a little hover fly, maybe Ocyptamus or close to it in the Syrphinae (Diptera: Syrphidae).

 
We have a match!
Once again, Calderwood called it:


Ocyptamus, Florida style. (Love those tinted wings!)

Oh, and it's a boy.

 
.
.

 
Thank you! I had looked at p
Thank you! I had looked at photos of hoverflies, but they didn't look quite the same.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.