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Species Syrphus opinator

Bee or fly on Pinus ponderosa needle 8:14 am - Syrphus opinator Silver Star Mountain Syrphid  - Syrphus opinator Flower Fly - Syrphus opinator Syrphid with pointed abdomen - Syrphus opinator - female Syrphid fly  - Syrphus opinator syrphid on  milkweed - Syrphus opinator Syrphid - Syrphus opinator - male Syrphid Fly - Syrphus opinator - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Syrphus
Species opinator (Syrphus opinator)
Explanation of Names
Syrphus opinator Osten Sacken 1877
7-12 mm
S. opinator is the common species in central California and has the abdominal fasciae restricted to the sides and isolated from the margins. S. torvus has hairy eyes (more in the male than in the female), is more northern and early spring only. --Chris Thompson
larva: see(1) fig. 30
w. NA (BC-CA to AB-WY)(2)
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