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                                                                                                                                               Copyright Tom Murray

Face with dark brown to black medial stripe, two narrow parallel yellow strips and two broader oval sublateral yellow markings on the 4th and 5th terga. They are very similar to Allograpta oblique but have black katepimeron and black anterior anepisternum rather than yellow (Vockeroth 1992).


Allograpta exotica feeds on aphids (Vockeroth 1992).


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Allograpta exotica is a common Neotropical species but does not occur in Canada (Vockeroth, J.R. 1992).

Taxonomic Hierarchy

 Kingdom  Animalia
      Phylum  Arthropoda
         Subphylum   Hexapoda
            Class   Insecta
               Subclass   Pterygota
                  Infraclass   Neoptera
                     Order  Diptera
                        Suborder   Brachycera
                           Infraorder   Muscomorpha                                Family  Syrphidae
                                 Subfamily   Syrphinae
                                    Tribe   Syrphini
                                       Genus  Allograpta                                        Species                                        
                           Allograpta exotica (Wiedemann, 1830)  


  Allograpta fracta Osten Sacken, 1877
  Syrphus exoticus Wiedemann, 1830