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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


Species Palpada mexicana

Large Syrphid with Meaty Rear Leg - Palpada mexicana? - Palpada mexicana Syrphid Reality Check #1: Palpada mexicana? - Palpada mexicana Marsh Syrphid - Palpada mexicana - female Tidy syrphid - Palpada mexicana - female Plump orange-brown & blackish Drone Fly with fuzz - Palpada mexicana Which species of Syrphid fly is this? - Palpada mexicana Early bird - Palpada mexicana Palpada - Palpada mexicana
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Palpada
Species mexicana (Palpada mexicana)
Explanation of Names
Palpada mexicana (Macquart 1847)
CA-AZ to Venezuela(1)