Scientific name

Paragus yerburiensis Stuckenberg

Taxonomic position

Diptera: Brachycera: Cyclorrhapha: Syrphidae: Paragini


Similar to P. serratus, but smaller in size and differs in the following ways:


     Adult - Dorsal view
   Ventral view, abdominal apex - Female and male


India: Karnataka.

Prey / Biology

Aphis craccivora Koch on cowpea and other crops. Joshi et al. (2000) worked out the life table of P. yerburiensis.


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  • Joshi, S., Ballal, C.R. and Rao, N.S. 2000. The age specific life-table of Paragus serratus (Fabricius) and Paragus yerburiensis Stuckenberg (Diptera: Syrphidae), predators of Aphis craccivora Koch (Homoptera: Aphididae). Journal of Aphidology, 14: 67-72.