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Genus Xylota

Diptera - Xylota flavitibia Fly sp. - Xylota Xylota segnis? - Xylota segnis Slender-bodied black drone fly - Xylota fly - Xylota - female Xylota - Xylota segnis - male Hover Fly - Xylota - male Xylota
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 Milesiini
Subtribe Xylotina
Genus Xylota
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xylota Meigen 1822
Micraptoma Westwood, 1840
Eumeros Meigen, 1803
Heliophilus Meigen, 1803
Zelima Meigen, 1800
Numbers
25 spp. in our area, in 3 subgenera: Ameroxylota Hippa 1978 | Sterphoides Hippa 1978 | Xylota s.str.(1), >100 spp. in 5 subgenera worldwide
Range
most of the world except the Neotropics (see here)
Food
Larvae feed on sap runs. Adults feed on pollen, often taking it off of the surfaces of leaves(2)
Print References
photos of X. bicolor, X. ejuncida in(2)
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.
2.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.