Chrysotoxum cautum

Chrysotoxum cautum
Chrysotoxum cautum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Syrphini
Genus: Chrysotoxum
Species: C. cautum
Binomial name
Chrysotoxum cautum
(Harris, 1776)
Synonyms

Chrysotoxum bicinctum, is a species of hoverfly. It is found in southern Britain and Europe but normally encountered in small numbers. The larvae are thought to feed on root aphids. Adults are usually found on the edges of woodland or scrub or along hedgerows where they visit a wide range of flowers.[1]

References

  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. 

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