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Species Eristalis anthophorina

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species anthophorina (Eristalis anthophorina)
Explanation of Names
Eristalis anthophorina (Fallén 1817)
Size
11-12 mm
Range
Palaearctic (holarctic or introduced?)
Habitat
Muddy pools; heath and moorlands
Food
Larvae feed on submerged plant litter. Adults feed on flowers.
Remarks
Mimics Bumble Bees by looks and behavior