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Species Eristalinus aeneus - Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus

Large dark metallic brown fly with golf ball eyes - Eristalinus aeneus - male Large, dark syrphid - Eristalinus aeneus - female Helophilus? - Eristalinus aeneus Syrphidae: Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus? - Eristalinus aeneus - male Syrphid fly - Eristalinus aenues - male - Please confirm - Eristalinus aeneus Syrphid fly - Eristalinus aenues - male - Please confirm - Eristalinus aeneus Speckled camo eye Bee - Eristalinus aeneus Unknown fly - Eristalinus aeneus - female
Classification
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)
Other Common Names
Common Lagoon Fly(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eristalis cuprovittatus Wiedemann 1830, Eristalis sincerus Harris 1841, Eristalis aeneus
Explanation of Names
Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli 1763)
Size
8-12 mm(2)
Identification
Eyes with numerous small dark spots that tend to coalesce towards the top of eye
Range
Native to Europe, adventive (and widespread) in NA
Food
Adults nectar on yellow composites, white Apiaceae, or Salix(1)
Life Cycle
In Europe, larvae often found associated with decaying seaweed(2)
Remarks
the only representative of the subgen. Lathyrophthalmus Mik 1897 in our area(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America
Jeffrey H. Skevington and Michelle M. Locke, Andrew D. Young, Kevin Moran, William J. Crins and Stephen A. Marshall. 2019. Princeton University Press.
2.Syrphidae of Ontario
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. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.