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Ocyptamus is a large Syrphini genus endemic to the New World with over 300 Neotropical species and 22 Nearctic species (Rotheray et al. 2000). Species of this genus show much greater variation in colour pattern and body shape than those of any other genus of the tribe Syrphini, and they also show more variation in the male genitalia than those of most syrphid genera (Vockeroth 1969).

Ocyptamus fuscipennis has abdomen petiolate; wing brown on at least anterior one-third, with dell DM brown on at least apical third; cells C, R, and BM entirely trichose; face entirely yellow; tibiae entirely dark brown; crossvein r-m beyond level of Sc apex; and subscutellar fringe at most six pile; pile commonly entirely absent.

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Source: Flower flies (Syrphidae)

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