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Tribe Volucellini

copestylum mexicanum? - Copestylum mexicanum - male Copestylum apiciferum - female White-faced Fly - Copestylum metallic fly trying to show wing hairs - Copestylum barei giant fly - Copestylum mexicanum unidentified California Syrphidae - Copestylum Hover Fly 6.18.16 - Copestylum isabellina Syrphid Fly - Copestylum vittatum
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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