syrphid fly

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syr′phid fly`

also syr′phus fly`

(ˈsɜr fəs)
any of numerous beelike or wasplike flies of the family Syrphidae that feed on nectar and pollen and have larvae that prey on aphids.
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Life history of the Syrphid fly predaceous on froghopper nymphs.
The coccinellid and syrphid fly showed a maximum population of 1.3 and 1.1 per plant in wheat monoculture respectively in the third week of March, The garlic (1.1/plant) and brassica (0.8/plant) showed maximum population while minimum population of coccinellid recorded in berseem (0.6 per plant) and alfalfa (0.5 per plant).
radiata and increased attacks by native predators, such as syrphid fly larvae, which have started using ACP nymphs for food, are having a substantial impact, reducing urban ACP populations by more than 90% at some locations at certain times of year.
Apis dorsata, Apis mellifera, Syrphid fly, Eplyrphus baltaetus and Akk butterfly, Danias chrysippus were found on both sprayed and unsp rayed plots.
Aphid inhabitants are typically kept in check by weather situations (such as freezing temperatures in late fall) and organic control agents such as lady beetles biting wasps syrphid fly maggots and fungal pathogens which are often rich in small grains
The data regarding aphids, mummified aphids, lady bird beetles, syrphid fly larvae and green lace wing larvae were taken by counting their number from the whole tillers.
delvarei that confirm its myrmecophilic status but provide new evidence that the actual hosts are the larvae and pupae of an unknown species of syrphid fly of the subfamily Microdontinae associated with C.
here I present a sketch of behavior of males of the syrphid fly, Palpada mexicana, a widespread species that occurs from California to Texas and into northern South America (Thompson, 1988), but one whose mating system has not been studied previously.
Parasitoid wasps and general predators, such as ladybeetles, lacewing larvac, and syrphid fly larvae, may completely control aphids if broad-spectrum pesticides can be avoided.
The non-stinging syrphid fly looks very similar to the stinging yellow jacket wasp.