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Tribe Eristalini

BG1478 D0883 - Meromacrus acutus Syrphid - Palpada vinetorum - male Syrphid fly - Eristalis arbustorum - female bee and wasp mimicker - Helophilus fasciatus Syrphid fly - Eristalis arbustorum - male fly for ID - Eristalis stipator Syphid Fly - Eristalis transversa - female Meromacrus acutus? - Meromacrus acutus
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 Eristalini
Identification
Moderate to large hoverflies, bee or bumble-bee like.
Syrphidae with complete longitudinal stripes on the thorax belong to this tribe. Of the striped flies, those with a broadly darkened area where a vein meets the wing margin near the middle of the wing belong to Helophilus while those with a narrow crossvein-like dark spot belong to Parhelophilus or Lejops.(1)
Habitat
Larvae live in organic rich water.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.