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                                                                                                                                               Copyright Ron Hemberger

Pale yellow colour frons and face, dark brown to black median stripe on lower three-fifths of the face, black antenna, scutellum with pale hairs, wing extensively bare, terga 2-4 each with well-separated pair of large pale yellow spots, spots of terga 3 and 4 slightly oblique and with anterior margin slightly concave (Vockeroth 1992).

Length: 6.3-9.8 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Eupeodes volucris is multivoltine. Larvae of Eupeodes volucris feed on several species of aphids (Láska and Starý, 1980).


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Canada South to California, Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana (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 volucris Osten Sacken, 1877  


  Eupeodes braggii Jones, 1917
  Eupeodes weldoni Jones, 1917
  Syrphus perpallidus Bigot, 1884