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Leafroller - Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Leafroller - Ocyptamus fuscipennis
Daphne (Village Point Preserve), Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
April 29, 2009
Size: 3mm
I was investigating some rolled leaves and found this in one. Also, a tiny creature resembling a ps*cid was in the leaf (submitted separately). I need some help, please. Thank you.


Not an ID but
This early-instar Ocyptamus fuscipennis looks very similar

Now that I have 7 years more experience I can say I am positive this is a Syrphidae larva, and I think you are correct with the specific ID.

Thanks, Natalie
If you have time sometime, I'd appreciate any thoughts on what this aphid might be

Not sure
This reminds me of Liaphis pseudobrassicae, but I can't really see the cauda. Could also be something in Aphis.

Cauda images posted
I found another one last night, again on Plumbago, and have posted images of it

Please feel free to leave any comment at that image.

Possible Lipaphis pseudobrassicae or Aphis
Thanks! If I find another individual, I'll try to get images of the cauda.

Oooo nice images!
Alright I just moved across the country so my aphid books are packed away! I will double check with a fellow aphidologist.


It looks like one of the aphid eaters, subfamily Syrphinae.

Syrphid Larve?
I'm not positive, but thats what it looks like to me.

Here are a few pics:

They eat aphids, which is what the other creature you found in the leaf was.

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