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Genus Temnostoma

Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma alternans - male Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma alternans Syrphid - Temnostoma daochus Temnostoma alternans Temnostoma daochus? - Temnostoma daochus - female Yellow Jacket Mimic? - Temnostoma wasp mimic syrphid - Temnostoma balyras - male wasp mimic syrphid - Temnostoma balyras - male
Classification
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Temnostoma Lepeletier & Serville 1828
Explanation of Names
From Greek temno cut + soma body (1).
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(2), 5 spp. in ON(3), ~30 total(4)
Range
holarctic & Oriental(4)
Habitat
larvae in moist decaying wood(3)
See Also
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
3.Syrphidae of Ontario
4.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5