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Tribe Syrphini

unknown syrphid - Eupeodes latifasciatus unknown syrphini HF 3798-3801-3808 - Sphaerophoria Syrphid Fly - Hybobathus lineatus WFP bee - Eupeodes Another Allograpta  - Allograpta - female Male, Syrphus opinator? - Syrphus opinator - male New Flower Fly in my Garden - Eupeodes volucris
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy in flux, limits of genera not settled
old but still valuable revision in(1)
Numbers
the most speciose syrphid tribe in our fauna, with >140 spp. in ~30 genera in our area(2) and ~40 genera recognized worldwide(1)
Identification
Moderate size hoverflies, typically with wasp-like markings
Range
worldwide
Food
Larvae predatory, often on aphids
Life Cycle
1. larva, early stage. 2. larva late stage. 3. puparium. 4. adult male and puparium. 5. adult female
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genera of the Syrphini (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Vockeroth J.R. 1969. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 62: 1-176.
2.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.