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Species Temnostoma daochus

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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 Milesiini
Subtribe Temnostomina
Genus Temnostoma
Species daochus (Temnostoma daochus)
Explanation of Names
Temnostoma daochus (Walker 1849)
Species name may refer to the Daochos Monument at Delphi
♀ 10-15 mm, ♂ 10-12 mm(1)
e. US (NY-FL to OH-MS)(2)