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Genus Cheilosia

Syrphid Fly - Cheilosia - male Small Fly on Dandelion - Cheilosia Fly - Cheilosia Cheilosia ? - Cheilosia Syrphid - Cheilosia shannoni - female Syrphid Fly - Cheilosia Fuzzy Red Fly 2 - Cheilosia grossa Cheilosia ? - Cheilosia - female
Classification
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
Numbers
>80 spp. in our area(1), >300 total
Food
Those that are known feed in the stems of plants or in fungi.
Remarks
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.