Lapland syrphid fly

Lapland syrphid fly - Adult at rest
  • Latin name: Eupeodes lapponicus (Zetterstedt)
  • French name: Syrphe de Laponie
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Syrphidae
  • Synonym(s): Metasyrphus lapponicus (Zett.)
Description

Distribution

Canada

Micro-habitat(s)

Insect, Flower

Other information

At the larval stage, the Lapland syrphid fly is a predatory insect, whereas the adults are pollen feeders.

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Lapland syrphid fly

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Pollinivorous : Feeds on pollen.
  • Predator : Hunts, captures and kills several types of prey (insects and acarids) over the course of its development.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

N/A

Photos
  • Lapland syrphid fly Adult at rest
  • Lapland syrphid fly Pupa on fir needles
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