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Species Paragus haemorrhous

Fuzzy, metallic syrphid? - Paragus haemorrhous Paragus sp. ? - Paragus haemorrhous - male - female Syrphid Fly - Paragus haemorrhous - female Unknown Fly - Paragus haemorrhous Tiny Red Butted Fly in the Thyme - Paragus haemorrhous Small Syrphid - Paragus haemorrhous - male Syrphid 2 - Paragus haemorrhous 6 mm hover fly - Paragus haemorrhous
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 Paragini
Genus Paragus
No Taxon (subgenus Pandasyopthalmus)
Species haemorrhous (Paragus haemorrhous)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paragus dimidiatus Loew 1863
Paragus auricaudatus Bigot 1883
Paragus tibialis of American authors, not Fallén 1817
Paragus obscurus Davidson 1916 not Meigen 1822
Explanation of Names
Paragus haemorrhous Meigen 1822
2.6-3.8 mm(1)
Scutellum entirely black (no apical reddish spot) and hairs on eye not forming banded pattern. (1)
In our area, from Yukon to Newfoundland, south to California and Florida, as far south as Costa Rica; also Palaearctic and Afrotropical(1)
Larvae are aphid predators on a variety of plants(2)
possibly a complex of species(1)
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