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Genus Xylota

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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
Explanation of Names
Xylota Meigen 1822
25 spp. in our area, in 3 subgenera: Ameroxylota Hippa 1978Sterphoides Hippa 1978Xylota s.str.(1), >100 spp. in 5 subgenera total
most of the world except the Neotropics (see here)
Larvae feed on sap runs. Adults feed on pollen, often taking it from leaves(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.