Palpada sp.

Drone Fly / Hover Fly

Palpada sp., Flower Fly image from French Guiana


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Eristalinae

Tribe: Tribe Eristalini


Palpada species seem to be absent from Canada. They are present in the northern United States, and common in the southern U.S. All told, there are eleven Nearctic species in the genus.

The Neotropics can boast 82 described species, with others awaiting description (Brown et al., 2010).

Photo location: Montagne de Kaw, French Guiana.


Hover Fly, Palpada sp., South American species

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