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Tribe Pipizini

Syrphid - male Fly - Pipiza - male Syrphid Fly Syrphid Flies Genus Pipiza - Pipiza - male Fly on Aphids - female Pipiza sp. - Pipiza Pipiza quadrimaculta - Pipiza quadrimaculata - female What kind of fly is this?
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 Pipizini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
This tribe is sometimes placed in subfamily Eristalinae and sometimes in Syrphinae (based on Internet searches). It is placed in Syrphinae based on such references as Syrphidae of Oklahoma.
Larvae feed on wax secreting aphids.
Most syrphids feeding on gall forming aphids belong to Pipizini tribe.
Internet References