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Species Spilomyia sayi

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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 Milesiina
Genus Spilomyia
Species sayi (Spilomyia sayi)
Explanation of Names
Spilomyia sayi (Goot 1964)
12-16 mm
NB-AB south to NJ-KS(1)
Larvae found in the decaying heartwood of deciduous trees.
Jul-Oct in ON(2)
Works Cited
1.Spilomyia flower flies of the New World (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Thompson F.C. 1996. Mem. Ent. Soc. Wash. 18: 261-272.
2.Syrphidae of Ontario