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Species Orthonevra nitida

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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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Brachyopina
Genus Orthonevra
No Taxon (bellula species group)
Species nitida (Orthonevra nitida)
Explanation of Names
Orthonevra nitida (Wiedemann 1830)
nitida = 'shining'
Size
males: 4.5-5.5mm; females: 5-6 mm (Sedman, 1964)
Identification
The eye markings are unique in the East.
Range
East of Great Plains
Print References
Sedman Y.S. (1964) The Chrysogaster (Orthonevra) bellula species group in North America. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 66: 169 (Full text)