Allograpta obliqua

Allograpta obliqua

''Allograpta obliqua'' is a common North American species of hoverfly. The larvae are important predators on aphids
Common Oblique Syrphid (Female)- Allograpta obliqua This fly was having a great time drinking nectar from these flowers. 

Habitat: Rural garden Allograpta obliqua,Family Syrphidae,Geotagged,Summer,Syrphidae,United States,hoverfly

Appearance

Adults are 6–7 mm long, with yellow stripes on the thorax, and cross banding on the abdomen; with four longitudinal, yellow stripes or spots on the fourth and fifth tergite. Yellow face lacking a complete median stripe. Eggs are creamy white, elongate oval and about 0.84 mm in length. Full grown larvae are 8–9 mm.
Common Oblique Syrphid  Allograpta obliqua

Distribution

Found in most of the continental United States. Quebec in Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, and some parts of the Neotropical Americas, and the West Indies.

Evolution

Adults of ''A. obliqua'' occur throughout the year in the southern part of their range. Eggs are laid on surfaces leafs or branches near aphids. Larvae hatch in two to eight days and feed on the aphids.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderDiptera
FamilySyrphidae
GenusAllograpta
Species