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Genus Cheilosia

Small Fly on Dandelion - Cheilosia Fly - Cheilosia Cheilosia sp. - Cheilosia - female Syrphid - Cheilosia shannoni - female Black Syrphid? - Cheilosia Fuzzy Red Fly 3 - Cheilosia grossa Syrphid Fly - Cheilosia - male Cheilosia? - Cheilosia - female
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Cheilosiina
Genus Cheilosia
Explanation of Names
Cheilosia Meigen 1838
>80 spp. in our area(1), >300 total
Those that are known feed in the stems of plants or in fungi.
Ch. corydon or Ch. grossa, the Thistle Stem Hover Fly, introduced in Oregon to control invasive thistles (U. Nebraska. Biological Control of Musk Thistle.)
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.