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Species Eristalis anthophorina

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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 Eristalinae
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species anthophorina (Eristalis anthophorina)
Explanation of Names
Eristalis anthophorina (Fallén 1817)
11-12 mm
Palaearctic (holarctic or introduced?)
Muddy pools; heath and moorlands
Larvae feed on submerged plant litter. Adults feed on flowers.
Mimics Bumble Bees by looks and behavior