Allograpta exotica is a species in the family Syrphidae (“syrphid flies”), in the order Diptera (“flies”). Allograpta exotica. References[edit]. ^ “Allograpta exotica. Allograpta is a very large and diverse genus of hoverflies present throughout the world except A. aperta Fluke, ; A. bilineella Enderlein, ; A. browni Fluke, ; A. exotica (Wiedemann,)[3]; A. falcata Fluke, ; A. hastata Fluke, . Allograpta exotica (Wiedemann, ). This species is found from North America to Southern South America, and has been introduced in Hawaii. Its larvae feed.

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Apologies for the blurry, noisy image My best conjecture here is Allograpta don’t know how to distinguish A. This individual appears to have a somewhat different abdominal pattern than most the Allograpta photos on BugGuide It was photographed on an uncommon wild buckwheat species, Eriogonum covilleanumin the large, arid, serpentine area known as Clear Creek.

Contributed by Aaron Schusteff on 15 September, – Moved from obliqua or exotica. Allograpta obliqua has a narrowing yellow streak at the upper outer edges of tergite 2 extending toward middle of tergite. The patterns on this species and A.

Martin Allogrrapta has kindly provided clarity to the distinctions between the two species.

BOLD Systems: Taxonomy Browser – Allograpta exotica {species}

The telling factor here is the white face, vs. I kinda agree here I think this one may be exoticafrom the subtle gestalt of the pattern on the abdominal tergites, but that’s just an intuition. I can’t tell for sure, as I can’t see the face So probably best to leave this under the genus. The oblique markings on the abdomen are usually more pronounced than on yours, but check this post: I can’t figure out what A. The only photos I could find came from Hawaii, where it was said to be a non-native species.


Contradicting the info on the Allograpta info page here, I did find a map that indicates A.

Flat list – collapsed Flat list – expanded Threaded list – collapsed Allograptx list – expanded Date – newest first Date – oldest first 10 comments per page 30 comments per page 50 comments per page 70 comments per page 90 comments per page Select your preferred way to display the comments and click ‘Save settings’ to activate your changes. Bugguide is hosted by: Hi Ron I kinda agree here A good, solid choice, Aaron.

I recant; see later comment.