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Tribe Volucellini

Metallic Blue - Copestylum mexicanum - female Copestylum ?? - Copestylum Big fly - Copestylum mexicanum - female Syrphid Fly ID? - Copestylum Which Copestylum? - Copestylum Large black fly - Copestylum Copestylum species? - Copestylum mexicanum Copestylum species? - Copestylum mexicanum
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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