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Subfamily Eristalinae

Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea Is this Xylotini again? Syrphid Fly - Syritta pipiens Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - female Still Fly - Eristalis tenax Arizona Hoverfly - Copestylum marginatum 2011 Sandy Hook Bioblitz Fly #6 - Eristalis Fly - Milesia virginiensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Numbers
~500 spp. in 73 genera in our area(1)
Identification
humeri pilose
Habitat
larvae in moist, sometimes shallow aquatic environments
Food
larvae of most feed on decaying organic debris. They are filter feeders in different kinds of aquatic media. They purify water by filtering microorganisms and other products.
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.