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                                                                                                                                               Copyright Tom Murray

Dull yellow frons, yellow face with narrow brown median stripe, pair of small semicircular pale to dark brown spots above antennae, scutum with yellow hairs, moderately bare wings and abdominal tergite 2 with pair of large yellow spots strongly narrowed medially and tergite 3 and 4 with broad yellow band shallowly emarginate medially (Vockeroth 1992).

Length: 7.0-11.0 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Larvae of Eupeodes americanus feed on several species of aphids (Vockeroth 1992).


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Canada South to California, Texas, Mexico, and Florida (Vockeroth 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  Eupeodes                                        Species                                        
                       Eupeodes americanus  (Wiedemann, 1830)  


  Syrphus canadensis Curran, 1926
  Syrphus lebanoensis Fluke, 1930
  Syrphus medius Jones, 1917
  Syrphus wiedemanni Johnson, 1919
  Syrphus americanusWiedemann, 1830