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Genus Heringia

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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 Pipizini
Genus Heringia
Explanation of Names
Heringia Rondani 1856
~30 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1): subg. Heringia s.str. | subg. Neocnemodon Goffe 1944
H. calcarata larvae specialize on woolly apple aphids, Eriosoma lanigerum. Females lay eggs directly into aphid colonies where the larvae feed for ca. 9 days before pupating in the soil or on limbs. They significantly control aphids in apple orchards. (Short 2003)
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.