Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Brachyopa

Fly - Brachyopa - female small fly on flower is? - Brachyopa notata Brachyopa - Brachyopa notata Root-maggot Fly? - Brachyopa vacua Dipteran ID request - Brachyopa California Syrphidae? unknown genus species  - Brachyopa Fly with brown patches on abdomen - Brachyopa vacua Fly on ?plum flower - Brachyopa - female
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 Brachyopina
Genus Brachyopa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hammerschmidtia treated here as a separate genus
Explanation of Names
Brachyopa Meigen 1822
Numbers
12 described spp. in our area(1), >11 undescribed species in our area, >40 described spp. in 2 subgenera total worldwide.
Habitat
Sap runs. Rarely flowers.
Season
Most common in early spring.
Remarks
Species concepts in severe need of review.
Print References
Curran C.H. (1922) The syrphid genera Hammerschmidtia and Brachyopa in Canada. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 15: 239-. (Full text)
Internet References
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.