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Species Orthonevra nitida

Diptera mating - Orthonevra nitida Crazy Eyes! - Orthonevra nitida - male Jeepers, Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers? - Orthonevra nitida - male - female But one image of this beauty I have. Any ID? - Orthonevra nitida small fly with distinctive eyes - Orthonevra nitida - female Syrphid Flies - Orthonevra nitida - Orthonevra nitida - male - female Orthonevra nitida - male Orthonevra nitida - male
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)