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Genus Myopa

Insect to ID - Myopa Spring myopa - Myopa Dipteran 4 - Myopa Fly on Fothergilla - Myopa Mating Flies - Myopa - male - female thick-headed fly - Myopa clausa - male unknown diptera - Myopa Myopa sp ? - Myopa
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Sciomyzoidea
Family Conopidae (Thick-headed Flies)
Subfamily Myopinae
Genus Myopa
Explanation of Names
Myopa Fabricius 1775
one of the conopid genera that has a doubly-bent proboscis (one bend at the base, another near the middle):
Myopa species are parasitic on Honey Bees Apis mellifera, Andrena and Mustache Bees Anthophora
Print References
Banks N. (1916) Synopses of Zodion and Myopa with Notes on other Conopidae. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 9: 191-200 (Full Text)
Camras S. (1953) A review of the genus Myopa in North America (Diptera: Conopidae). Wasmann J. Biol. 11: 97-114 (Full text)
Freeman B.A. (1966) Notes on conopid flies, including insect host, plant and phoretic relationships (Diptera: Conopidae). J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 39: 123-131. (Full text)
Parsons C.T. (1948) A classification of North American Conopidae. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 41: 223-246 (Full text)
Internet References
video of M. occulta