Eupeodes americanus (predator)

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Eupeodes americanus (click on image to enlarge it)
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Eupeodes americanus (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Eupeodes americanus (predator) (Wiedemann, 1830) - (American hoverfly)

This hover fly is found in North America and the larvae feed on a large variety of aphids. Their prey includes for example the woolly apple aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum) or Aphis species.

The adults are about 10 mm long with a vertical brown line on the yellow face. the abdomen has pairs of yellow stripes or a yellow band on each segment. The larvae are dark with orange markings.