Toxomerus geminatus


Common Names: Toxomerus geminatus, flower fly, Syrphid fly
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Flies

Body length 6 to 7.5 mm. Scutellum blackish with well-defined yellow margin; abdomen yellow with black bands that reach the margin (i.e. margin of abdomen is alternately black and yellow); tip of abdomen pointed in female, rounded in male; top of thorax dark bronzy-brown to blackish with yellow margin; wings clear; eyes large, reddish-brown; face white with thin strip projecting upward between eyes; forehead dark; antennae yellow; back of head white.

Often found visiting flowers of herbaceous plants, or sometimes resting on nearby leaves. Adults can be found from April to November.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Although they resemble wasps, they are flies and do not sting.
Additional Information: http://bugguide.net/node/view/8222
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