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Genus Melanostoma

Syrphid Fly (laying egg) - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum Fly - Melanostoma mellinum Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphid fly? - Melanostoma mellinum Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum 9036084 syrp - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphid Fly ? - Melanostoma mellinum - 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 Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
Genus Melanostoma
Explanation of Names
Melanostoma Schiner 1860
Numbers
a single species in our area(1)
Habitat
herb vegetation, often dominated by grasses [best found by sweeping through the vegetation]
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.