Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Megasyrphus laxus


Skevington J.H. (2014) Nearctic Syrphidae checklist
[cite:1027167]

The world of Syrphidae
[cite:739025]
covers mainly Europe and central Africa

Flower Flies (Syrphidae) - Syrphidae.lifedesks.org
"This is the home of Flower Flies (Syrphidae) where participants will edit and maintain their classification, upload images, share bibliographic resources, among other activities."

Looks like a great resource of information.

Authored by Chris Thompson.

Hover Fly Survey of LA County
Funded by the Santa Monica Mountains (SMM) National Recreation Area, we are conducting a survey of hover flies in Los Angeles County. This is a joint effort by Drs. Brian Brown of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM) and James Hogue of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with input and help from Chris Thompson (USDA- retired). Besides surveying and databasing the material in local collections, we are also doing field work and sampling with Malaise traps in the SMM area. So far, we have identified about 100 local species.

Syrphidae of Ontario
Interesting looking project to create a guide for Ontario's syrphids. Publication of the booklet is expected in 2006.

SYRPHIDAE OF OKLAHOMA (DIPTERA)
Detailed key, giving flight periods--no illustrations.
Link updated 5/16/24.

Field/Photo ID for Flies: Fly Guide
Created by Even Dankowicz, and maintained by Zachary and Even Dankowicz.

Flies of Illinois
Our own Angella Moorehouse has been photographing plants and bugs in Illinois for years and she has put together a free downloadable guide to many of the flies she has photographed in Illinois. You will likely find it useful throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast. Enjoy! Thank you, Angella!