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Dull yellow frons with pair of large brown to black spots above antennae (in both sexes), scutellum with many black hairs, tergites 2- 4 with pair of yellow spots well separated from lateral margins, spots on 3 and 4 slightly oblique and slightly concave anteriorly (Vockeroth 1992).

Length: 9.7-13.0 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Eupeodes perplexus feeds on several species of aphids (Heiss, 1938).


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Alaska, Canada, South to Oregon, New Mexico, and Mississippi (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 perplexus  (Osburn, 1910)  


  Syrphus meadii Jones, 1917
  Syrphus perplexus Osburn, 1910