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Species Syritta flaviventris

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Classification
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 Tropidiina
Genus Syritta
Species flaviventris (Syritta flaviventris)
Explanation of Names
Syritta flaviventris Macquart 1842
Identification
Large tubercle at the base of the hind femora; spurious vein absent
Range
native to so. Europe and Africa, introduced to the US (TX), Mexico, Chile, Brazil(1)
Remarks
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)