Palpada vinetorum

Drone Fly / Hover Fly

Palpada cf. vinetorum, female Syrphid Fly, Syrphidae


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Eristalinae

Tribe: Tribe Eristalini

Length: 10-14 mm


Palpada vinetorum ranges from Wisconsin east to Pennsylvania, and south into the Caribbean and Central and South America. The southern edge of its range in in Argentina.

Larvae are aquatic and feed on minescule bits of organic matter they filter out of the water.

Photo location: Left, Sanderling, North Carolina; below, Manaus, Brazil.

Syrphid fly from Brazil, Palpada vinetorum

American Insects site