Stipomorpha apicula

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Stipomorpha apicula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Stipomorpha
Species: S. apicula
Binomial name
Stipomorpha apicula
(Curran, 1930)


Distinguishable from other known species by the black legs and thorax in combination with the orange brown abdomen.


HOLOTYPE. PANAMA. Male. Label 1 (red): "Microdon apicula Curran Type"; label 2: "Barro Colo Isld., Canal Zone, 1-7-1929"; label 3: "Collector C.H. Curran". Coll. AMNH.


Neotropical: Panama



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  • Curran, C.H. 1930. New Syrphidae from Central America and the West Indies. American Museum Novitates 416, 11 pp
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