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Genus Meliscaeva

Fly (Syrphidae) - Meliscaeva cinctella - female Syrphidae - Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva cinctella? - Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva cinctella? - Meliscaeva cinctella - female Hoverfly on a White Meadowsweet flower - Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva cinctella (Zetterstedt) - Meliscaeva cinctella Syrphid on Actaea - Meliscaeva cinctella
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Meliscaeva
Explanation of Names
Meliscaeva Frey 1946
Numbers
a single species in our area(1)
Identification
They have bar eyes, bare metasternum, bare metapisternum, the anterior anepisternum is usually pillose. Wing margin with a series of minute closely spaced black maculae on posterior margin.
Remarks
Mostly Oriental, however, Meliscaeva cinctella is widely distributed in North America and Europe.
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.