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Genus Megasyrphus

Syrphinae ? - Megasyrphus laxus - female Olympian - Megasyrphus laxus A Fly on a Flower -- Syrphid? - Megasyrphus laxus Blue stripe Hoverfly  - Megasyrphus laxus Blue stripe Hoverfly  - Megasyrphus laxus Parasyrphus? - Megasyrphus laxus - female syrphid - Megasyrphus laxus - male ON Sep - Megasyrphus laxus - 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 Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Megasyrphus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
previously a subgenus of Eriozona Schiner 1860
Explanation of Names
Megasyrphus Dusek & Laska 1967
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Separated from Didea by the pale abdominal bands reaching the edge of the abdomen (versus a black margin in Didea), black frons (versus yellow to brownish in Didea), and more oval basoflagellomere (versus pointed in Didea).
Range
Holarctic & Oriental
See Also
Dideomima
Print References
Key to species (in German):
Dusek, J. and Laska, P. 1967. Versuch zum Autbau eines natiirlichen Systems mitteleuropiischer Arten der Unterfamilie Syrphinae (Diptera). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Academiae Scientiarum Bohemoslovacae, 1: 349-390.
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.