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Species Mallota bautias

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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 Eristalini
Subtribe Helophilina
Genus Mallota
Species bautias (Mallota bautias)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mallota bautias (Walker)
Orig. Comb: Merodon bautias Walker 1849
11-17 mm
abdomen black pilose beyond first segment; eyes bare (not pilose as in M. posticata)
e. NA (QC-FL to CO-TX)(1)
woodlands and wood edges; adults visit flowers
Apr-Jun in OK(2), mid-May to mid-Jul in ON(3)
larvae are deposit filter-feeders in water-filled tree holes
Males show hilltopping behavior: they congregate in open elevated areas (hilltops, moraines, escarpments, clifftops) and wait for females to arrive
See Also
M. posticata has pilose eyes (short hairs covering surface), and usually has thick yellow hair on basal segments of abdomen