Syrphid Fly, female
Common Hoverfly in Finland.
Found by the Lopez 4th grade
Female on New England Aster
A common visitor to gardens, here feeding on common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). It is distinguished from the very similar S. ribesii by the yellow end of its hind femur only having yellow hairs.
My garden, Gilwern, Wales. UK.
Depositing eggs on black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) near mass aggregations of aphids.
Found dead on beach.
Syrphus is a genus of hoverflies. It can be distinguished from other genera of the tribe Syrphini because it is the only genus that has long hairs on the upper surface of the lower lobe of the calypter. (as well as hairs on the rear margin of the calypter as in most Syrphini)