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Genus Brachyopa

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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 Brachyopina
Genus Brachyopa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hammerschmidtia treated here as a separate genus
Explanation of Names
Brachyopa Meigen 1822
12 described spp. in our area(1), >11 undescribed species in our area, >40 described spp. in 2 subgenera total worldwide.
Sap runs. Rarely flowers.
Most common in early spring.
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.