Eumerus cf. strigatus

Bulb Fly

Bulb Fly, Eumerus cf. strigatus, Syrphid fly family


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Eristalinae

Tribe: Merodontini

Length: fly in photo 6.2 mm


Members of the genus Eumerus are pests of agriculture and horticulture. The larvae mine in bulbs including onions and related plants, and also in flower bulbs such as Narcissus.

Eumerus is a speciose genus of the Old World, with a handful of species that have been introduced into the Americas.

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