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Allograpta obliqua

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diptera
Genus  Allograpta
Higher classification  Allograpta
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Syrphidae
Scientific name  Allograpta obliqua
Rank  Species
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Similar  Allograpta, Fly, Hoverfly, Insect, Arthropod

Hoverfly allograpta obliqua

Allograpta obliqua is a common North American species of hoverfly. The larvae are important predators on aphids.


Hoverfly allograpta obliqua


Adults are 6–7 mm long, with yellow stripes on the thorax, and cross banding on the abdomen; with four longitudinal, yellow stripes or spots on the fourth and fifth tergite. Yellow face lacking a complete median stripe. Eggs are creamy white, elongate oval and about 0.84 mm in length. Full grown larvae are 8–9 mm.

Life history

Adults of A. obliqua occur throughout the year in the southern part of their range. Eggs are laid on surfaces leaves or branches near aphids. Larvae hatch in two to eight days and feed on the aphids.


Found in most of the continental United States. Quebec in Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, and some parts of the Neotropical Americas, and the West Indies.


Allograpta obliqua Wikipedia