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Species Spilomyia citima

Flower Fly - Spilomyia citima Spilomyia larva?  - Spilomyia citima Hoverfly - Spilomyia citima Which Spilomyia? - Spilomyia citima Spilomyia  - Spilomyia citima Spilomyia Hoverfly - Spilomyia citima Unknown? - Spilomyia citima Syrphid Fly ? - Spilomyia citima
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 Milesiini
Subtribe Milesiina
Genus Spilomyia
Species citima (Spilomyia citima)
Explanation of Names
Spilomyia citima Vockeroth 1958
♂ 15.2 mm, ♀ 12-14 mm
Face (in profile) with distinct tubercle, sloped ventrally (similar to interrupta)
Side of thorax: Yellow spots on anepimeron and laterotergite are separated by a wide black stripe
The divided anterior yellow bands are parallel-sided: most of the width of 2nd, somewhat less on 3rd and 4th. In interrupta and foxleei those bands are gradually widening laterally.
In females, the anterior yellow band on the 5th tergite does not reach the margin, thus not connecting with the posterior yellow band, and leaving 2/3 of the margin black. (Vockeroth 1958)
Print References
Vockeroth J.R. (1958) Two new nearctic species of Spilomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae), with a note on the taxonomic value of wing microtrichia. The Canadian Entomologist 90: 284-291.
Works Cited
1.Spilomyia flower flies of the New World (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Thompson F.C. 1996. Mem. Ent. Soc. Wash. 18: 261-272.