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Broader semicircular dark line in frons, 3rd and 4th abdominal tergites with pair of well-separated yellow spots (Vockeroth 1992).

Length: 8.3-14.1 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Larvae of Eupeodes lapponicus feed on several species of aphids (Láska and Starý 1980).


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Alaska, Canada, Greenland, South to California, Mexico, Kentucky, and Virginia; Europe; Asia (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 lapponicus  (Zetterstedt, 1838)  


  Epistrophe mediaconstrictus Fluke, 1930
  Scaeva lapponicus Zetterstedt, 1838
  Syrphus agnon Walker, 1849
  Syrphus alcidice Walker, 1849
  Syrphus arcucinctus Walker, 1849
  Syrphus marginatus Jones, 1917