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Genus Eupeodes

The species of this genus show unusual amount of intraspecific variation in color of head and legs. Most of them are multivoltne and Eupeodes larvae consider as predators of aphids (Vockeroth 1992).


Copyright: Tom Murray

Some dorsal abdominal patterns of Eupeodes species

They have strongly margined, oval shaped abdomen with prominent paired yellow spots or cross bands. These yellow markings do not extend to the edge of the abdominal tergites (Fluke 1952).

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  Eupeodes                       Direct Children:                                                       Eupeodes abberrantis  (Curran, 1925)               Eupeodes americanus  (Osten Sacken, 1877)               Eupeodes confertus (Fluke, 1952)                           Eupeodes curtus (Hine, 1922)                                 Eupeodes flukei (Jones, 1917)                              Eupeodes fumipennis (Thomson, 1869)                              Eupeodes gentneri (Fluke, 1952)                                 Eupeodes lapponicus (Zetterstedt, 1838)                          Eupeodes latifasciatus (Macquart, 1829)                           Eupeodes luniger (Meigen, 1822)                           Eupeodes montanus  (Curran, 1925)                           Eupeodes montivagus (Snow, 1895)                           Eupeodes neoperplexus (Curran, 1925)                           Eupeodes nigroventris (Fluke, 1933)                           Eupeodes perplexus  (Osburn, 1910)                           Eupeodes pingreensis  (Fluke, 1930)                           Eupeodes pomus (Curran, 1921)                           Eupeodes rufipunctatus  (Curran, 1925)                           Eupeodes sculleni (Fluke, 1952)                           Eupeodes snowi  Wehr                                          Eupeodes subsimus  (Fluke, 1952)                           Eupeodes talus  (Fluke, 1933)                              Eupeodes volucris   Osten Sacken, 1877  


  Metasyrphus Matsumura 1917
  Macrosyrphus Matsumura 1917