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Species Lejops curvipes - Lejops (Polydontomyia) curvipes

Syrphid Fly - Lejops curvipes - male syrphid fly - Lejops curvipes syrphid - Lejops curvipes Unknown fly - Lejops curvipes Eristalini ? - Lejops curvipes - female Eristalini ? - Lejops curvipes - female Lejops curvipes - female No idea what kind of fly this is... - Lejops curvipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Helophilina
Genus Lejops
Species curvipes (Lejops (Polydontomyia) curvipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polydontomyia curvipes
Explanation of Names
Lejops curvipes (Wiedemann 1830)
curvipes = 'curved legs'
Identification
easily recognized by long spur on the metatibia. Tropidia spp. look similar but are more slender and have spots instead of a pure red abdomen.
Range
transcontinental in NA (map)
Remarks
the only representative of the subgen. Polydontomyia Williston 1896 in our area(1)

Displays strong sexual dimorphism, with females a brownish-gray color and males with a bright reddish-orange abdomen. Note also the differences in the hind leg (male hind femur is much larger and curved).

Males:



Females:

Internet References
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.