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                                                                                                                                               Copyright Mick E. Talbot

Dark frons , bare eyes, 3rd and 4th abdominal terga with yellow bands (complete or divided in the middle) and wing membrane entirely trichose.
                             Source: Entomology collection (E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum)

Length: 8.1-13.3 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


Larvae of Syrphus ribesii feed on several species of aphids (Láska and Starý, 1980).


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Alaska, Canada, South to California, Mexico, Central America, Mississippi, Europe, Asia (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  Syrphus                                        Species                                        
                           Syrphus ribesii (Linnaeus, 1758)  


  Musca ribesii Linnaeus, 1758
  Scaeva concava Say, 1823
  Syrphus autumnalis Fluke, 1954
  Syrphus bigelowi Curran, 1924
  Syrphus jonesi Fluke, 1917
  Syrphus philadelphicus Macquart, 1842
  Syrphus similis Jones, 1917
  Syrphus vittafrons Shannon, 1916