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Species Hypocritanus fascipennis

Syrphid Fly - Hypocritanus fascipennis - female Ocyptamus fascipennis? - Hypocritanus fascipennis - female In the sunlight the body is an indigo blue, 2 wings orange head, hovers in same spot for 10-15 seconds.  - Hypocritanus fascipennis Fly? - Hypocritanus fascipennis Fly? - Hypocritanus fascipennis 12-13mm wasp or fly - Hypocritanus fascipennis Syrphid Flies Ocyptamus fascipennis  - Hypocritanus fascipennis Banded-winged Hover Fly - Hypocritanus fascipennis
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