Xanthogramma pedissequum

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Xanthogramma pedissequum
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male
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In flight
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Xanthogramma
Species: X. pedissequum
Binomial name
Xanthogramma pedissequum
(Harris, 1776)
Synonyms
  • Musca pedissequum Harris, 1776
  • Syrphus ornatum Meigen, 1822
  • Xanthogramma ornatum (Meigen, 1822)

Xanthogramma pedissequum is an uncommon European species of hoverfly. Little is known of its larval stages, it has been found in nests of the ant Lasius niger, and in with the root aphids Forda formicaria and Trama sp.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp.