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Species Syrphus torvus

Syrphini - Syrphus/Parasyrphus? - Syrphus torvus - female Syrphid - Syrphus torvus - female Syrphid Fly - Syrphus torvus Syrphus ribesii ? - Syrphus torvus Syrphid Fly - Syrphus torvus Hoverfly - Syrphus torvus - female Syrphus torvus Syrphus sp.? - Syrphus torvus
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 Syrphus
Species torvus (Syrphus torvus)
Explanation of Names
Syrphus torvus Osten Sacken 1875
Syrphus torvus - (L). 'savage, fierce-eyed' (1)
7-15 mm(2)
S. torvus has hairy eyes (more in the male than in the female), is generally more northern than S. opinator
holarctic: most of NA (Alaska to Greenland to CA-NM) & Eurasia(3)
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