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Genus Criorhina

Syrphidae Criorhina - Criorhina nigripes - female Syrphid Flies Mating - Criorhina kincaidi - male - female Hover fly - Criorhina caudata Bumblebee mimic fly - Criorhina nigriventris Bumble Bee-Mimic Syrphid? - Criorhina nigriventris - male Sphecomyia occidentalis - Criorhina occidentalis - male Merodon equestris? - Criorhina coquilletti Syrphid - Criorhina tricolor
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 Milesiini
Subtribe Criorhinina
Genus Criorhina
Explanation of Names
Criorhina Meigen 1822
16 spp. in our area(1), ~50 worldwide(2)
Holarctic & Oriental(2) & Neotropical [Mexico & Central America]
Spring. Rarely seen past June.
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.
2.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
3.Contribution to a monograph of the American Syrphidae from north of Mexico
Curran C.H. 1925. Kans. U. Sci. Bull. 15: 7-216.