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Species Hypocritanus fascipennis

Small Robberfly - Hypocritanus fascipennis - male Copter fly - Hypocritanus fascipennis Long Bodied Syrphid - Hypocritanus fascipennis Fly - Hypocritanus fascipennis - male Ocyptamus fascipennis - Hypocritanus fascipennis Syrphid Flies Ocyptamus fascipennis  - Hypocritanus fascipennis - male High flying syrphid  - Hypocritanus fascipennis - male High flying syrphid 2 - Hypocritanus fascipennis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Hypocritanus
Species fascipennis (Hypocritanus fascipennis)
Explanation of Names
Ocyptamus fascipennis (Wiedemann 1830)
fascipennis = 'with banded wings'
Size
9-13.5 mm
Identification
dark medial band on wing; basal and distal portions of wing clear
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to MB-TX)(1)
Season
Jun-Sep
Food
larvae prey on scale insects