Toxomerus politus

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Toxomerus politus
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Toxomerus politus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Toxomerus
Species: T. politus
Binomial name
Toxomerus politus
(Say, 1823)[1]

Toxomerus politus is a species of hoverfly (Diptera: Syrphidae). It is known from North, Central and South America. Although little is known about the early stages of this species, associations with corn have been noted. The adults and likely the larvae feed on the pollen of the corn plants.[2][3]


  1. ^ Toxomerus politus. Catalogue of Life
  2. ^ Skevington, Jeff. (2013). "General Information on Toxomerus". Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes.
  3. ^ Metz, Mark A. and Thompson, Christian F. (2001). "A revision of the larger species of Toxomerus (Diptera: Syrphidae) with description of a new species". Studia dipterologica. 8: 225–256. ISSN 0945-3954.