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Species Temnostoma balyras

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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 balyras (Temnostoma balyras)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Temnostoma balyras (Walker, 1849)
9-12 mm (1)
One yellow band on each of abdominal tergites 2-4 in this, and similar species. Extensive yellow pile (hairs) on tergite 5 in this species (1). Note that species-level identification in this group can be difficult--see comments on image(s).
Ontario: May-July (1); North Carolina: April-June (2)
Internet References
Syrphidae of Ontario--plate (1)
Works Cited
1.Syrphidae of Ontario
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.