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Species Toxomerus geminatus

Unidentified Insect 133 - Toxomerus geminatus Syrphid Fly - Toxomerus geminatus - female Colorful wings - Toxomerus geminatus - male Toxomerus geminatus Toxomerus ? - Toxomerus geminatus Syrphid - Toxomerus geminatus Hoverfly - Toxomerus geminatus Toxomerus sp? - Toxomerus geminatus
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 Toxomerini
Genus Toxomerus
Species geminatus (Toxomerus geminatus)
Explanation of Names
Toxomerus geminatus (Say 1823)
Size
6-7.5 mm
Identification
scutellum blackish with well-defined yellow margin; abdomen yellow with black bands that reach the margin (i.e. margin of abdomen is alternately black and yellow); tip of abdomen pointed in female, rounded in male; top of thorax dark bronzy-brown to blackish with yellow margin; wings clear; eyes large, reddish-brown; face white with thin strip projecting upward between eyes; forehead dark; antennae yellow; back of head white
Facial differences between male and female:
(male is on top)
see also(1)
Range
e. NA (QC-FL to MN-TX)(2)
Habitat
often found visiting flowers of herbaceous plants, or sometimes resting on nearby leaves
Season
Apr-Nov
Life Cycle
1. Larva 2. Puparium 3. Adult female. 4. Adult male
Remarks
common to abundant