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Genus Meliscaeva

Fly (Syrphidae) - Meliscaeva cinctella - female Syrphid Fly - Meliscaeva cinctella - male Mystery Bug - Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva? - Meliscaeva cinctella Syrphid (?) on fireweed - Meliscaeva cinctella Syrphid - Sphaerophoria? - Meliscaeva cinctella - female 8034909 Sphaer - Meliscaeva cinctella Meliscaeva cinctella (Zetterstedt) - Meliscaeva cinctella
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
a single species in our area(1)
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.
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.