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Species Cheilosia grossa

Diptera, unidentified - Cheilosia grossa Diptera, unidentified - Cheilosia grossa Fuzzy Red Fly 1 - Cheilosia grossa Fuzzy Red Fly 2 - Cheilosia grossa Fuzzy Red Fly 3 - Cheilosia grossa Pyritis kincaidii? - Cheilosia grossa
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Cheilosiina
Genus Cheilosia
Species grossa (Cheilosia grossa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cheilosia corydon (Harris 1780)
Explanation of Names
Cheilosia grossa (Fallén 1817)
Identification
dark bodied with red brown hairs
Range
native to, and widespread across Europe, introduced in NA(1)
Food
Larvae feed on thistles
Remarks
Introduced in US to control thistles