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Species Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Ocyptamus fuscipennis Ocyptamus fuscipennis ovipositing on aphid - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - female Ocyptamus - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Syrphid - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Red-ringed spread-winged hover fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis O. fuscipennis life cycle - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - female Ocyptamus fuscipennis Tiny striped abdomen wasp - Ocyptamus fuscipennis
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.