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Genus Sphegina

Unknown Wasp-like Fly from California - Sphegina - male syrphid - Sphegina Carrot Wasp mimic? - Sphegina Syrphid Fly - Sphegina Syrphidae, wing - Sphegina Syrphid - Sphegina Syrphid - Sphegina Shegina - Sphegina
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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Spheginina
Genus Sphegina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asiosphegina Stackelberg 1974
Explanation of Names
Sphegina Meigen 1822
Numbers
21 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1): subg. Asiosphegina | subg. Sphegina s.str.
Habitat
Shaded parts of humid coniferous and deciduous forest, in association with running water. Adults fly through the vegetation and are found visiting flowers of white umbellifers and a selection of other flowers in the forest edge. The larvae have been found in wet, sappy material beneath a patch of wet bark on a living Ulmus. Larvae have also been found under the bark of water-logged branches of various deciduous trees and in sap runs on Quercus and Ulmus." Netherlands syrphidae dead link -- please update
Print References
Hull F.M. (1935) Descriptions of new species of the genus Sphegina with a key to those known from North America (Syrphidae: Diptera). Trans. Am. ent. Soc. 61:373-382. (Full text)
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. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.