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Species Eristalinus aeneus - Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus

New Fly - Eristalinus aeneus - female Syrphid Fly - Eristalinus aeneus - female horse fly - Eristalinus aeneus Unknow fly on aster - Eristalinus aeneus Weird eyes fly - Eristalinus aeneus Eristalinus aeneus - female fly with unusual eyes - Eristalinus aeneus Syrphidae: Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus? - Eristalinus aeneus - male
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
Species aeneus (Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eristalis cuprovittatus Wiedemann 1830, Eristalis sincerus Harris 1841, Eristalis aeneus
Explanation of Names
Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli 1763)
8-12 mm(1)
It resembles a dark, greenish, metallic blow fly (bottle fly), but it has stripes on the thorax.
Eyes covered with numerous, small, dark spots that tend to run together on upper part of eyes
Native to Europe, adventive in NA and now widespread in e. NA (ON-FL)(2)
Life Cycle
In Europe, larvae often found associated with decaying seaweed(1)
the only representative of the subgen. Lathyrophthalmus Mik 1897 in our area(3)
Works Cited
1.Syrphidae of Ontario
2.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
3.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. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.