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Genus Xanthogramma

Another syrphid - Xanthogramma flavipes - female syrphid - Xanthogramma flavipes - male Xanthogramma flavipes male - Xanthogramma flavipes - male flower fly - Xanthogramma flavipes - female Syrphid - Xanthogramma flavipes Xanthogramma flavipes Syrphid Fly - Xanthogramma flavipes - female syrphid - Xanthogramma flavipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Xanthogramma
Explanation of Names
Xanthogramma Schiner 1860
Greek 'scripted with yellow'
Numbers
a single species in our area(1)
Size
7-12 mm
Range
in our area, e. US and se. Canada(1); also Eurasia
Habitat
fields and wood edges; in Eurasia, larvae of this genus are associated with Lasius ants
Season
adults May-Sep
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.