Platycheirus sp.

Flower Fly / Hover Fly

Playcheirus sp., lateral view, Hover Fly in family Syrphidae


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Syrphinae



Members of the genus Platycheirus are found from Alaska and Canada through much of the United States, and in many parts of Europe. Some even live in the western part of the southern cone of South America.

Larvae of Platycheirus crane flies are aphid eaters.


Hover Fly, Platycheirus sp., Syrphidae

Insects of West Virginia