Oblique Stripetail Allograpta obliqua (Say, 1823)    Synonyms: Common Oblique Syrphid, Oblique Streaktail.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Diptera   >   Family Syrphidae   >   Genus Allograpta   

Status:

Fairly common and widespread in Maryland. Flies mostly May to October and visits a wide variety of flowers.

Description:

Fairly long and thin. The only other member of its genus in Maryland is the much less common A. exotica. It can be distinguished with care from photos based on a careful examination of the abdominal pattern.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on various insects and mites. According to BugGuide, larvae of the Common Oblique Syrphid have been found on over 50 species of aphids.

There are 109 records in the project database.

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Oblique Stripetail in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/10/2019). Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Verified by Kelsey J.R.P. Byers/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Oblique Stripetail in Calvert Co., Maryland (11/9/2020). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/19/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/18/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/27/2022). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/5/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (9/8/2018). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth/Bugguide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/10/2022). (c) J Mollenhauer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by J Mollenhauer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/18/2020). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/28/2023). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/15/2020). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Oblique Stripetail in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/2/2013). Determined by Kelsey Byers/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/7/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/7/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/7/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Oblique Stripetail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/6/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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