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Species Polybiomyia townsendi

Interesting Cerioidini - Polybiomyia townsendi - female Interesting Cerioidini - Polybiomyia townsendi - female Curated male Polybiomyia from the Essig Museum - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Curated male Polybiomyia from the Essig Museum - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Curated male Polybiomyia from the Essig Museum - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Thick-headed fly Physocephala maybe?? - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Thick-headed fly Physocephala maybe?? - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Polybiomyia sayi? - Polybiomyia townsendi - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Cerioidini
Genus Polybiomyia
Species townsendi (Polybiomyia townsendi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceria townsendi Snow 1895
Cerioides townsendi Curran 1924
Polybiomyia townsendi Shannon 1925
Polybiomyia festiva Hull 1930
Range
CA-TX & Mexico(1)
Remarks
The original 1895 description by Snow is here.
A 1924 description by Curran appears here.
Shannon's 1925 revision of Cerioidini, though quite old, has the most recent key for nearctic taxa in Polybiomyia.
In 1930, Hull described Polybiomyia festiva (see 1st page of PDF here), which according to this Systema Dipterorum listing has been synonymized under P. townsendi.
Print References
Curran, C. H. (1924). Subfamily Cerioidinae, Genus Cerioides in: Contribution to a monograph of the American Syrphidae from North of Mexico. Univ. of Kansas Sci. Bull. 15:77-216 (Full Text)
Hull, F. M. (1930). Some Notes and Descriptions of Cerioidine Wasp-waisted Flies (Syrphidæ, Diptera). Psyche 37(2):178-181 (Full Text)
Shannon, R.C. (1925) The syrphid–flies of the subfamily Ceriodinae in the U.S. National Museum Collection. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, No. 13, 48–65. (Full Text)
Snow, W. A. (1895). Diptera of Colorado and New Mexico. Syrphidae. Kans. Univ. Quart. 3: 225-247. (Full Text)