Syrphid Fly
( Paragus haemorrhous )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Paragus haemorrhous
(Meigen ,1822 )
Common Name:Syrphid Fly
Life Stage:(I) indeterminate/irrelevant

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Suborder:Brachycera
Family:Syrphidae
Subfamily:Syrphinae
Tribe:Paragini
Genus:Paragus
Taxon Code:DIP00378
ITIS/TSN:139866

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "Scutellum entirely black (no apical reddish spot) and hairs on eye not forming banded pattern."
Description
Scutellum entirely black (no apical reddish spot) and hairs on eye not forming banded pattern.
Body Length
2.6-3.8 mm.

BIOLOGY
Food
Larvae are aphid predators on a variety of plants.
Range
In North America, from Yukon to Newfoundland, south to California and Florida, as far south as Costa Rica; also Palaearctic and Afrotropical.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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