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Species Scaeva pyrastri

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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 Scaeva
Species pyrastri (Scaeva pyrastri)
Explanation of Names
Scaeva pyrastri (Linnaeus 1758)
11.1-15.7 mm(1)
Eyes with dense hair; upper 2/3 of male eye "with extensive area of almost uniformly enlarged facets"(1); abdomen dark, with six white, curved stripes. Larvae are light green with a white dorsal longitudinal stripe.

Usually with abdominal bands, but sometimes also in dark forms:

Holarctic; in NA, western (AK-CA to AB-NM)(2)
Life Cycle
1. Larvae. 2. Puparium
may consume over 500 aphids during its larval stages(3)
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