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Species Volucella bombylans-complex

Large Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans-complex - female Bumble Bee - Volucella bombylans-complex Bee-mimic Syrphid - Volucella bombylans-complex Volucella bombylans-complex - male Fake Bumble Bee ? - Volucella bombylans-complex - female Bumble Bee Mimic Syrphid Fly? - Volucella bombylans-complex - female Eristalis flavipes ? - Volucella bombylans-complex Unknown fly/ bee mimic. - Volucella bombylans-complex
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 Volucella
Species bombylans-complex (Volucella bombylans-complex)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Most records refer to this complex under the name Volucella bombylans, which is now believed to be an Old World species. A New World "bombylans" is one of arctica, evecta, and facialis, or one still undescribed species.(1)(2)
Print References
Cheng A. (2011) Revision of the New World members of the Volucella bombylans (Diptera, Syrphidae) complex. Honours thesis, Carleton University, Canada.
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.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.