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For the United States & Canada

Species Syrphus opinator

Syrphid of some kind - Syrphus opinator - male Syrphus opinator - male Syrphid fly - Syrphus opinator - female opinator male - Syrphus opinator - male Syrphid/Gooseberry - Syrphus opinator Syrphus opinator - female Syrphini - Syrphus opinator Syrphidae sp. - Syrphus opinator
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 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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