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Species Pelecinobaccha costata

Syrphid Fly - Ocyptamus sp. - Pelecinobaccha costata Ocyptamus? - Pelecinobaccha costata - female Which Fly? - Pelecinobaccha costata Which Fly? - Pelecinobaccha costata Fly 2011.08.07.6996 - Pelecinobaccha costata fly - Pelecinobaccha costata Insect on Fatsia bloom - Pelecinobaccha costata Pelecinobaccha costata - female
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 Pelecinobaccha
Species costata (Pelecinobaccha costata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ocyptamus costatus
Explanation of Names
Pelecinobaccha costata (Say 1829)
8.5-11.5 mm(1)
wing with leading edge darkened and with cell dm always clear; face yellow with median black line; abdomen black, constricted basally, swollen/widened apically with pointed tip and three equally-spaced white spots along each side(2)(1)
extreme southern Ontario & e. US
larvae are predators of scale insects
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