Syrphus sp.

Flower Fly / Hover Fly

Syrphus sp., Hover Fly in family Syrphidae


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Syrphinae


There are twelve species of Syrphus found in America north of Mexico.

The key character for this genus is not easily seen in photographs: the presence of long hairs on the dorsal surface of the lower lobe of the calypters.


Syrphus sp. feeding on flower, Hover Fly

Syrphus sp., detail with antennae and ocelli, Syrphidae

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