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Species Eristalis dimidiata

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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 Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species dimidiata (Eristalis dimidiata)
Explanation of Names
Eristalis dimidiata Wiedemann 1830
dimidiata = 'divided down the middle'
10-14 mm(1)
Wings clear (or slightly darkened), antennae, thorax, facial stripes and cheeks black. Thorax has dense, short, whitish hairs. Abdomen dark with whitish abdominal rings and often with an incomplete yellow band on tergum 2 and/or 3. Basal half of tibiae pale whitish, typically sharply demarcated(2)
NS-NC to AB-KS(3)