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Genus Criorhina

Hover fly - Criorhina caudata Syrphid - Criorhina nigripes Bumblebee mimic fly - Criorhina nigriventris Hover Fly? - Criorhina occidentalis Bumble Bee Mimic - Criorhina tricolor - male bumble bee mimic - Criorhina aurea Robber Fly - Criorhina verbosa - male bee-mimicking syrphid fly - Criorhina verbosa - female
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.