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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Melanostoma

Fly - Melanostoma mellinum Male Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphidae - Melanostoma mellinum Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid IMG_4641 - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syphine at Finzel Swamp - Melanostoma mellinum
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.