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Pupa & Larva

Pupa & Larva
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
August 31, 2005
Size: Tan Pupa 5mm
At least that is my guess.
On butterflyweed(milkweed).
The plant is also covered with orange aphids with black legs,as it is every year. They seem to have no effect on a healthy plant.
Also I can see movement it the "larva".

Hi Charles
This isn't an ID, but there are some similar BG images under Ocyptamus fuscipennis, just FYI


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Syrphid - aphid predator
I see these beneficials on my milkweed too. Like a big lump of jelly with a toothy front end. See Pseudodoros, below

Hanna, I just found your pictures and was comming to put an ID on mine.
is this Pseudodoros clavatus?
I posted a pic if a fly that I thought might be Baccha elongata another aphid predator hovering over the milkweed.

Mine was identified for me by the adult picture (below) -
I don't know if the larval stage is enough - but I have to say your larva looks very similar to mine. Maybe Gerard will weigh in at some point - he was the one who identified mine.

They look alike to me and I d
They look alike to me and I do have that fly in my garden.

I'm relocating this to syrphids -
will leave at family level pending expert classification.

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