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Genus Sphegina

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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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Spheginina
Genus Sphegina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asiosphegina Stackelberg 1974
Explanation of Names
Sphegina Meigen 1822
21 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1): subg. Asiosphegina | subg. Sphegina s.str.
key to eastern spp. in (2)
Shaded parts of humid forests, near running water. Adults fly through the vegetation and visit flowers of umbellifers and some other plants at forest edge. Larvae have been found in wet, sappy material under moist bark on a living Ulmus, also under bark of water-logged branches of various deciduous trees and in sap runs on oaks & elms. 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. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
2.The Sphegina species of eastern North America (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Coovert G.A., Thompson F.C. 1977. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 90: 536-552.