Platycheirus sp.

Flower Fly / Hover Fly


Playcheirus sp., lateral view, Hover Fly in family Syrphidae

 

Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Syrphinae

 

 

Members of the genus Platycheirus are found from Alaska and Canada through much of the United States, and in many parts of Europe. Some even live in the western part of the southern cone of South America.

Larvae of Platycheirus crane flies are aphid eaters.


 

Hover Fly, Platycheirus sp., Syrphidae

Platycheirus sp., Northwest Territories Syrphid fly

Photo location, above: Near Peel River ferry, Inuvik District, Northwest Territories

Top two: Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia


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