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Tribe Eristalini

Eristalini? #5 - Eristalis tenax Syrphadae,Syrphid, Drone Fly, Eristalis tenax on Dill, I believe - Palpada albifrons Helophilus Eristalis transversa in wildflower meadow - Eristalis transversa - female fly on green bean leaf - Eristalis tenax Lejops (Anasimyia)  - Lejops chrysostomus - male Fly at a marsh - Sericomyia militaris Copestylum? - Eristalis stipator - female
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
Tribe Eristalini
Identification
Moderate to large hoverflies, bee or bumble-bee like.
Syrphidae with complete longitudinal stripes on the thorax belong to this tribe. Of the striped flies, those with a broadly darkened area where a vein meets the wing margin near the middle of the wing belong to Helophilus while those with a narrow crossvein-like dark spot belong to Parhelophilus or Lejops.(1)
Habitat
Larvae live in organic rich water.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.