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Species Ornidia obesa

Syrphidae - Eristalis Fly? - Ornidia obesa - female What is this gorgeous fly? - Ornidia obesa - male Another Ornidia - Ornidia obesa - male Ornidia obesa Iridescent fly - Ornidia obesa - male green fly - Ornidia obesa Fly - Ornidia obesa Some kind of Blow Fly - Ornidia obesa
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
Genus Ornidia
Species obesa (Ornidia obesa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Volucella obesa, V. obesoides, Ornidia obesoides
Explanation of Names
Ornidia obesa (Fabricius 1775)
Identification
Metallic green or purplish blue
Range
New World tropics; spread to the Old World and once was more widespread in the tropics there. In NA, north to CO-MA(1)
Habitat
breeds in semiliquid waste, incl. latrines(1)
Remarks
known to carry bacteria of public health importance (Salmonella, Shigella, Mycobacterium)(1)
maggots convert coffee-production waste into protein sources for cattle feed(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Diptera Site