This list is from specimens in the LACM or recently collected by us. It does NOT include literature records. Click on a name to see a species page, including photographs, for each species.  
 

List of flower flies recorded from Los Angeles County

 
 

Allograpta exotica (Wiedemann, 1830)
Allograpta micrura (Osten Sacken, 1877)
Allograpta obliqua (Say, 1823)
Asemosyrphus polygrammus (Loew, 1872)
Blera humeralis (Williston, 1882)
Brachyopa daeckei Johnson, 1917
Brachyopa media Williston, 1882
Brachypalpus alopex Osten Sacken, 1877
Brachypalpus cyanella Osten Sacken, 1877
Callicera montensis Snow, 1892
Ceriana (Sphiximorpha) durani (Davidson, 1925)
Ceriana tridens (Loew, 1872)
Chalcosyrphus nemorum (Fabricius, 1805)
Chamaesyrphus brachyopoides Thompson, MS
Cheilosia hoodiana (Bigot, 1884)
Chrysotoxum sp.
Chrysotoxum derivatum Walker, 1849
Chrysotoxum flavifrons Macquart, 1842
Chrysotoxum ypsilon Williston, 1887
Copestylum anna (Williston, 1887)
Copestylum avidum (Osten Sacken, 1887)
Copestylum caudatum (Curran, 1927)
Copestylum fraudulentum (Williston, 1891)
Copestylum haagii (Jaennicke, 1867)
Copestylum lentum Williston, 1887
Copestylum marginatum (Say, 1829)
Copestylum mexicanum (Macquart, 1842)
Copestylum satur (Osten Sacken, 1877)
Copestylum victoria (Williston, 1887)
Criorhina coquilletti Williston, 1892
Criorhina metallica (Bigot, 1882)
Dasysyrphus intrudens (Osten Sacken, 1887)
Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli, 1763 )
Eristalinus taeniops (Wiedemann, 1818)
Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eristalis hirtus Loew, 1866
Eristalis stipator Osten Sacken, 1877
Eristalis tenax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eumerus funeralis Meigen, 1822
Eumerus narcissi Smith, 1928
Eumerus strigatus (Fallen, 1817)
Eupeodes fumipennis (Thomson, 1869)
Eupeodes lapponicus (Zetterstedt, 1838)
Eupeodes pomus (Curran, 1921)
Eupeodes volucris Osten Sacken, 1877
Ferndinandea croesus (Osten Sacken, 1877)
Hadromyia crawfordi (Shannon, 1916)

 

Helophilus latifrons (Loew, 1863)
Heringia sp.
Heringia canadensis (Curran, 1921)
Lejops chrysostomus Wiedemann, 1830
Lejops curvipes (Wiedemann, 1830)
Mallota sackeni Williston, 1882
Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Merodon equestris (Fabricius, 1794)
Microdon baliopterus Loew, 1872
Microdon lanceolatus Adams, 1903
Microdon marmoratum Bigot, 1884
Microdon piperi Knab, 1917
Myolepta aurinota (Hine, 1903)
Myolepta lunulata Bigot, 1884
Nausigaster punctulata Williston, 1883
Nausigaster unimaculata Townsend, 1897
Ocyptamus diversifasciatus (Knab, 1914)
Ocyptamus lemur (Osten Sacken, 1877)
Orthonevra sp.
Orthonevra bellula (Williston, 1882)
Orthonevra nigrovittata (Loew, 1876)
Palpada mexicana (Macquart, 1847)
Paragus haemorrhous Meigen, 1822
Pipiza davidsoni Curran, 1921
Platycheirus confusus (Curran, 1925)
Platycheirus hesperius Vockeroth, 1990
Platycheirus obscurus (Say, 1824)
Platycheirus quadratus (Say, 1823)
Platycheirus spinipes Vockeroth, 1990
Platycheirus stegnus (Say, 1829)
Pseudodoros clavatus (Fabricius, 1794)
Psilota thatuna Shannon, 1922
Scaeva pyrastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphaerophoria contigua Macquart, 1847
Sphaerophoria sulphuripes (Thomson, 1869)
Sphecomyia brevicornis Osten Sacken, 1877
Sphecomyia dyari Shannon, 1925
Sphegina sp.
Sphegina infuscata Loew, 1863
Spilomyia foxleei Vockeroth, 1958
Spilomyia interrupta Williston, 1882
Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syrphus opinator Osten Sacken, 1877
Toxomerus marginatus (Say, 1823)
Toxomerus occidentalis Curran, 1922
Tropidia quadrata (Say, 1824)

 
 
 

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