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Genus Myopa

Spring myopa - Myopa Diptera, ?ID - Myopa Myopa from Northern Sierra Nevada - Myopa rubida Mating Flies - Myopa - male - female Fly  - Myopa Fly  - Myopa Syrphidae? Hammerschmidtia? - Myopa 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
15 spp. in our area (Checklist of currently recognized Nearctic Conopidae, Burt and Skevington 2015)
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)
Burt, Trevor (2015) Taxonomic revision of four Nearctic Conopidae (Insecta: Diptera) genera (Dalmannia, Roberstonomyia, Stylogaster and Zodion) with notes on all other Nearctic genera. (Full text)
Internet References
video of M. occulta