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Tribe Volucellini

Copestylum sexmaculatum - female Syrphid? - Copestylum mexicanum Fly 2  on Brittle Bush - Copestylum Syrphid Fly - Copestylum A side of Copestylum we don't often see. - Copestylum avidum - female Syrphid Fly? Large yellow saddle on abdomen - Copestylum marginatum Fly - Copestylum mexican cactus fly?? - Copestylum
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 Volucellini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
There seems to be some taxonomic confusion between the closely-related genera Volucella and Copestylum.
Remarks
Larvae are scavengers in bumble-bee or wasp nests
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