[Syrphidae] Syrphids from Manhattan

Wouter van Steenis w.vansteenis at andros.demon.nl
Sun Jun 11 22:55:27 BST 2006

Dear Andre,

The two smaller flies are indeed Toxomerus geminatus, as they are from the east coast. In the west lives the pretty similar T. occidentalis. The third picture is an Eupeodes of the americanus group. Both E. pomus and E. americanus occur in the north-east coast of North America.

The Eristalis could belong to several species without more detailed description. The Syritta probably will have been a S. pipiens as this is by far the most common species in North-America.

Best wishes


Wouter van Steenis
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3621 TP Breukelen
The Netherlands
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: André van Eck 
  To: Hoverfly discussion list 
  Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 5:47 PM
  Subject: [Syrphidae] Syrphids from Manhattan

  Last week I was in Manhattan, without net though...
  Found some syrphids at a nice little mutual garden. Any ideas about the species?
  One Eristalis I couldn't get on digit film (looked like a Eristalis interrupta female, with its unspotted abdomen and white hindmargins of tergites). Also around was Syritta pipiens (I assume it is this species).

  Friendly greetings, André


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