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                                                                                                                                               Copyright Mick E. Talbot

Yellow face with bare eyes, posteriorly curved complete yellow bands of 3rd and 4th targa, wing membrane with bare areas and hind femur black on about basal two-thirds (Vockeroth 1992).

Syrphus vitripennis can be confused with S. ribesii
                             (Source: Entomology collection (E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum) )

Length: 7.6-ll.4 mm (Vockeroth 1992)


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


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Alaska, Canada, South to California, Colorado, Massachusetts, North Carolina, 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 vitripennis   Meigen, 1822