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Tribe Volucellini

Large Syrphid for California in February - Copestylum marginatum Shiny Black Fly - Copestylum mexicanum Bee Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - male Fly - Copestylum mexicanum 8017702 - Copestylum vittatum Copestylum possibly C. marginatum? - Copestylum fly - Copestylum marginatum Copestylum satur - male
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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