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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Bacchini

Melanostoma - Melanostoma mellinum - female Boy, this syrphid looks familiar... - Platycheirus - male Fly IMG_1591 - Platycheirus - male Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphidae, halberd-leaved rose mallow - Platycheirus quadratus - male Gold-backed hover fly - Platycheirus Shiny hover fly - Platycheirus Hover Fly - Platycheirus
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
6 genera in our area, 11 genera total
Smallish hoverflies, with variable amounts of yellow marking. Wings often held over the abdomen when resting
Larvae predatory, often on aphids