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Tribe Volucellini

Black Blow Fly ? - Copestylum mexicanum Yellow Fly - Copestylum sexmaculatum - male Yellow Fly - Copestylum sexmaculatum Fly from forest/swamp - Copestylum vesicularium - male Brush-back Fly - Copestylum tamaulipanum - female syrphid - Copestylum haagii Syrphid Fly - Copestylum - female syrphid - Volucella bombylans-complex - male
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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