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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Paragus haemorrhous

Paragus, scrubbing up - Paragus haemorrhous - male Syrphid - Paragus haemorrhous - female Syrphid Flies in copula - Paragus haemorrhous - male - female Small syrphid - Paragus haemorrhous - female Paragus - Paragus haemorrhous flower fly - Paragus haemorrhous Syrphid Fly - Paragus haemorrhous - female Paragus haemorrhous? - Paragus haemorrhous - male - female
Classification
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
Size
2.6-3.8 mm(1)
Identification
Scutellum entirely black (no apical reddish spot) and hairs on eye not forming banded pattern. (1)
Range
In our area, from Yukon to Newfoundland, south to California and Florida, as far south as Costa Rica; also Palaearctic and Afrotropical(1)
Food
Larvae are aphid predators on a variety of plants(2)
Remarks
possibly a complex of species(1)
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