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Species Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Thick-headed Fly? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Unknown Which Syrphid? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - female Flower Fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Ocyptamus fuscipennis Diptera - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Flower Fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis O. fuscipennis life cycle - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - female
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 Syrphini
Genus Ocyptamus
Species fuscipennis (Ocyptamus fuscipennis)
Explanation of Names
Ocyptamus fuscipennis (Say 1823)
7-11.5 mm(1); 9-11 mm(2)
A dark species with considerable, though variable, amount of dark in wing
Narrow base of the abdomen
throughout NA (Canada to Mexico), Cuba(3)
Jun-Aug in OK(4), Jun-Jul & Sep in ON(1), May-Nov in NC(5)
Larvae prey on aphids(1)
Life Cycle
Larva, puparium, adult female, adult male
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Syrphidae of Ontario
3.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
4.Syrphidae of Oklahoma (Diptera)
Shorter D.A., Drew W.A. 1976. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 56: 75-94.
5.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.