Toxomerus marginatus

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Toxomerus marginatus
Toxomerus marginatus (female).jpg
Toxomerus marginatus female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Toxomerus
Species: T. marginatus
Binomial name
Toxomerus marginatus
(Say, 1823)
  • Scaeva marginata Say, 1823
  • Syrphus limbiventris Thomson, 1869

Toxomerus marginatus, is a common species of hoverfly. It is found in many parts of North America.

The larvae are predators of thrips, aphids, and small caterpillars. Adult feed on a wide range of flowers.[1]


  1. ^ Reemer, Menno; Rotheray, Graham E. (16 April 2009). "Pollen feeding larvae in the presumed predatory syrphine genus Toxomerus Macquart (Diptera, Syrphidae)". Journal of Natural History (PDF). UK: Taylor and Francis. 43 (15): 939–949. doi:10.1080/00222930802610576. ISSN 1464-5262.