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The species of Eupeodes show an unusual amount of intraspecific variation in color of head, legs, abdomen, and body pile; in some and perhaps in all species, these variations seem to result from differences in temperature during the pupal stage (Dusek and Laska 1974). Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) has face entirely yellow or with brown to black medial vitta; metasternum pilose; vein R4+5 nearly straight; and male genitalia small, scarcely apparent from above.

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Source: Flower flies (Syrphidae)

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