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Brachyopa vacua

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Brachyopa vacua is a species of hoverfly in the family Syrphidae.[2]

Description

7 to 10 mm. long Head a dirty yellow with a brown stripe on the cheek. Thorax with yellow hair and a double row of dark median lines. Scutellum with yellow hairs. Large yellow spots on the second abdominal segment. Wings, longer than last abdominal segment. Legs brown with light yellow at joints.[2][3][4]

Larvae and puparium

Larva. Length, 8 mm.x 3 mm., appears opaque yellow-ochre, brown, to black. Pointed anteriorly, widening in middle. Entirely wrinkled and covered with black spines ventrally. Puparium Length7 mm. cylindrical, wedge shaped in profile. The pupal spiracles are reddish-brown, conical, and curved outward, bearing numerous small tubercles around the sides and with one at the apex. The larvae was taken from the juice of decaying fungi under dead bark of a tulip tree.[5]

Distribution

Canada, United States.

References

  1. ^ a b Osten Sacken, Carl Robert (1875). "A list of the North American Syrphidae". Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 3: 38–71. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Skevington, J.H.; Locke, M.M.; Young, A.D.; Moran, K.; Crins, W.J.; Marshall, S.A (2019). Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America. Princeton Field Guides (First ed.). Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 512. ISBN 9780691189406.
  3. ^ Williston, S.W. (1887). "Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae". Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 31: 1–335.
  4. ^ Curran, Howard (1922). "The Syrphid Genera Hammerschmidtia and Brachyopa In Canada". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 15 (3): 239–255. doi:10.1093/aesa/15.3.239.
  5. ^ Greene, C.T. (1914). "A contribution to the biology of North American Diptera". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 19: 146–161.
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Brachyopa vacua: Brief Summary

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Brachyopa vacua is a species of hoverfly in the family Syrphidae.

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