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Blackish brown frons, narrow yellowish face, reddish above antenna, petiolate abdomen, 2nd and 3rd terga narrowly and weakly reddish laterally, leading edge of the wing brown and dm cell brown on at least apical one-third, crossvein r-m beyond level of Sc apex and dark brown tibiae (Vockeroth, J.R. 1992).

Length: 6.8-11.3 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Larvae of Ocyptamus fuscipennis feed on aphid Aphis spiraecola in Florida (Miller 1929)


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Eastern Canada, South to Colorado, Texas and Florida (Vockeroth, J.R. 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  Ocyptamus                                        Species                                        
                       Ocyptamus fuscipennis  (Macquart, 1834)  


  Baccha fenestratus Hull, 1949
  Baccha fiscipennis Say, 1823
  Baccha lugens Loew, 1863
  Ocyptamus fascipennis Macquart, 1834
  Ocyptamus longiventris Loew, 1866
  Syrphus amissas Walker, 1849
  Syrphus peas Walker, 1849
  Syrphus radaca Walker, 1849