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Species Copestylum vittatum - Striped Bromeliad Fly

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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 Volucellini
Genus Copestylum
Species vittatum (Striped Bromeliad Fly)
Explanation of Names
Copestylum vittatum Thompson 1976
8-9 mm (1)
Distinctive among relatives in North America--note yellow face with black median stripe, striped abdomen, and two yellow spots on scutum (1).
se. US(2); SE US through mid-west and westward to Texas, Arizona, California, British Columbia (1)
April-August (NE US), February-November (southern US)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America
Jeffrey H. Skevington and Michelle M. Locke, Andrew D. Young, Kevin Moran, William J. Crins and Stephen A. Marshall. 2019. Princeton University Press.
2.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5