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Tribe Volucellini

Copestylum mexicanum - male syrphid? - Copestylum Berlandiera subacaulis bug1 - Copestylum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - male Copestylum species? - Copestylum isabellina Copestylum species - Copestylum mexican cactus fly?? - Copestylum mexicanum Syrphidae (2) - Copestylum violaceum
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 Volucellini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
There seems to be some taxonomic confusion between the closely-related genera Volucella and Copestylum.
Larvae are scavengers in bumble-bee or wasp nests
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