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Species Scaeva selenitica

Scaeva selenitica - female Scaeva selenitica - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Scaeva
Species selenitica (Scaeva selenitica)
Explanation of Names
Scaeva selenitica (Meigen 1822)
Size
Wing length 10.5-12 mm(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA(2)
Food
larvae feed on pine aphids(1)
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