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Species Copestylum mexicanum - Mexican Cactus Fly

Big black Hoverfly ? - Copestylum mexicanum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum Big blue fly - Copestylum mexicanum Blue Black Fly unknown - Copestylum mexicanum - male Copestylum mexicanum Copestylum mexicanum? - Copestylum mexicanum - male Copestylum species? - Copestylum mexicanum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - 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 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)
Range
so. US (GA-FL-CA) & Mexico(1)
Food
Larvae feed on rotting cactus