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Tribe Bacchini

syrphid fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Portland Bioblitz 2012 PDX8 - Melanostoma mellinum - male Unknown Diptera - Platycheirus obscurus - male Syrphid Fly 2 - Platycheirus Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female long russet banded fly - Platycheirus syrphid fly - Platycheirus - male Syrphid - Platycheirus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
Numbers
6 genera in our area, 11 genera total
Identification
Smallish hoverflies, with variable amounts of yellow marking. Wings often held over the abdomen when resting
Food
Larvae predatory, often on aphids
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