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Genus Eristalinus

Large dark metallic brown fly with golf ball eyes - Eristalinus aeneus - male Male or Female Eristalinus taeniops? - Eristalinus taeniops - male Bee with weird eyes? - Eristalinus taeniops syrphid fly with red spotted eyes - Eristalinus aeneus Eristalinus aeneus Fly - Eristalinus aeneus Eristalinus aeneus - male Common Lagoon Fly - Eristalinus aeneus - female
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 Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Eristalinus
Explanation of Names
Eristalinus Rondani 1845
2 spp. (both adventive) in 2 subgenera in our area, ~100 spp. in 4 subgenera (>80% of the spp. are in the nominate subgenus)(1)(2)
Palaearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental to New Guinea; introduced into the New World and elsewhere(1)
Works Cited
1.Austalis, a new genus of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with revisionary notes on related genera
Thompson F.C. 2003. Zootaxa 246: 1-19.
2.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.