Stipomorpha fallax

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Stipomorpha fallax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Stipomorpha
Species: S. fallax
Binomial name
Stipomorpha fallax
Reemer, 2013


Orange-brown species with black vertex, very similar in size and colouration to S. fraudator, S. mendax and S. spuria. Diagnostic characters: anepisternum with posterodorsal margin bare, alula partly bare, scutellum yellowish, vertex black, scape twice as long as pedicel.



Neotropical: Costa Rica, Panama



  • Cheng, Xin-Yue; Thompson, F. Christian (2008). "A generic conspectus of the Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of two new genera from Africa and China" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1879: 21–48.
  • Meijere, J.C.H. de 1908. Studien über sudostasiatische Dipteren. III. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 51: 191-332, pls. 7-8. [1908.12.31]
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.