Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#336242
Syrphid on aphid-ridden collards - female

Syrphid on aphid-ridden collards - Female
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 23, 2009
Looks like the fly is laying an egg. That aphid is doomed!

Also, I didn't get a picture, but from the back it looks a lot like this one

Moved
Moved from Syrphinae.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.
I think that we can be certain of the subfamily if not the tribe. It is so nice to catch them in the act!

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from Syrphini.

Pam, I believe Ron was only making an educated guess that this was something in Tribe Syrphini. As per his suggestion, I think Syrphidae (Family-level) placement is the most appropriate move for now.

 
Yes, that was my intent.
.

 
Okay
I think I found the right place.

 
You did
Perfect

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Tribe Syrphini?
I think so, but am not completely certain. Perhaps Gerard will comment. (Suggestion: Move your post to Syrphids.)

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.