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Species Syritta flaviventris

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Tropidiina
Genus Syritta
Species flaviventris (Syritta flaviventris)
Explanation of Names
Syritta flaviventris Macquart 1842
Scutum usually with two gray spots in between transverse sutures
Fore and mid legs without large dark spots on femora, usually evenly pale brown, but sometimes with smaller dark areas
Wing without spurious vein

Hind femur with large peg at base
Medial black stripe on second and third tergites vestigial to absent

Maculae on fourth tergite somewhat triangular, extending posteriorly along the lateral margin
native to so. Europe and Africa, introduced to the US (TX), Mexico, Chile, Brazil(1)
Introduced from Europe, 1990's
Print References
Perez-Banon C., Marcos-Garcia M.A. (2000) Description of the immature stages of Syritta flaviventris (Diptera: Syrphidae) and new data about the life history of European species of Syritta on Opuntia maxima. Eur. J. Entomol. 97: 131-136 (Full text)