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Species Orthonevra nitida

Tabanidae? - Orthonevra nitida - male Orthonevra nitida ? - Orthonevra nitida - female syrphid - Orthonevra nitida - female Fly - Orthonevra nitida - female Syrphid Fly - Orthonevra nitida - male small fly with distinctive eyes - Orthonevra nitida - female Orthonevra nitida - male Unrecognized flower fly - Orthonevra nitida - female
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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Brachyopina
Genus Orthonevra
No Taxon (bellula species group)
Species nitida (Orthonevra nitida)
Explanation of Names
Orthonevra nitida (Wiedemann 1830)
nitida = 'shining'
males: 4.5-5.5mm; females: 5-6 mm (Sedman, 1964)
The eye markings are unique in the East.
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)