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Species Copestylum avidum - Yellow-spotted Bromeliad Fly

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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 Volucellini
Genus Copestylum
Species avidum (Yellow-spotted Bromeliad Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Volucella avida Osten Sacken 1877, V. lutzi Curran 1930
Explanation of Names
Copestylum (Phalacromya) avidum (Osten Sacken 1877)
w. NA (BC-CA to TX & Mexico)(1)