Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Allograpta obliqua - Common Oblique Syrphid

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Classification
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 Allograpta
Species obliqua (Common Oblique Syrphid)
Explanation of Names
Allograpta obliqua (Say 1823)
Size
6-8.5 mm
Identification
It has transverse yellow bands on the abdomen, and two oblique yellow marks near the tip. Larvae(1) smooth, green, with a broad white median strip and prominent breathing tubes.
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Season
Typically summer to early fall: Jun-Sep in KS, Jul in MN, May-Dec in NC (lower elevations), Jun-Sep in NC mountains, all year in so. FL
Life Cycle
Pupa -- Adult female -- Adult male
Print References
(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Weems 2004-2014)(3)