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Tribe Eristalini

Helophilus? - Helophilus fasciatus - female Palpada vinetorum - male Spotted Eye Fly - Eristalinus aeneus fly - Palpada furcata Syrphid - Anasimyia Palpada vinetorum Helophilus - Helophilus latifrons Lejops polygrammus? - Asemosyrphus polygrammus - male - 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 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.
Remarks
Illustrated identification keys available for almost all genera at the Field/Photo ID for Flies by Even and Zachary Dankowicz.
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.