Brachypalpus oarus

Flower Fly / Hover Fly

Brachypalpus oarus, Syrphid Fly


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Eristalinae

Length: typically 10-14 mm


Brachypalpus oarus ranges from Manitoba to New Brunswick, and south to Kansas and North Carolina. Look for it on the wing in Spring through mid-Summer.

Long, pale hairs cover both the body and the legs. The head is triangular in shape when viewed head-on.


Insects of West Virginia