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Species Copestylum mexicanum - Mexican Cactus Fly

Large Bumble Fly? - Copestylum mexicanum Copestylum mexicana ? - Copestylum mexicanum - female Large black fly - Copestylum mexicanum - female Bg Black Fly - Copestylum mexicanum Copestylum species? - Copestylum mexicanum Unknown Fly - Copestylum mexicanum unidentified Diptera - Copestylum mexicanum What species is this? - Copestylum mexicanum
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 Volucellini
Genus Copestylum
No Taxon (mexicanum-violaceum group)
Species mexicanum (Mexican Cactus Fly)
Other Common Names
Mexican Flower Fly
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Volucella mexicana, V. nigra
Explanation of Names
Copestylum mexicanum (Macquart 1842)
so. US (GA-FL-CA) & Mexico(1)
Larvae feed on rotting cactus