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French Guianan syrphid - Ocyptamus gastrostactus
ChrisR
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Posted on 27-02-2011 00:43
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Here is a photo from Stphane Brule in French Guiana. Could anyone confirm whether I have guessed the correct family ... and possibly add any more information? Smile
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Maybe Platycheirus sp?
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Well, it does look a bit like some of our Platycheirus spp. but the abdomen has an odd shape and I think there must be different (perhaps related) genera in the neotropics Smile
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This is a male of Ocyptamus gastrostactus, a common species in tropical America. Larvae are aphid predators on various plants, incuding Phragmites and tobacco.
 
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Thanks Menno Smile
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