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Species Eristalis obscura

Black Syrphid ? - Eristalis obscura Syrphid? - Eristalis obscura - female Eristalis - Eristalis obscura Eristalis obscura? - Eristalis obscura - female Eristalis obscura? - Eristalis obscura - female Black & White Bee-Wasp - Eristalis obscura Eristalis obscura - female Eristalis species? - Eristalis obscura
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 Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species obscura (Eristalis obscura)
Explanation of Names
Eristalis obscura Loew 1866
Range
a northern holarctic species native to Canada and n. US --based on M. Hauser's comment