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Species Tropidia quadrata

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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 Milesiini
Subtribe Tropidiina
Genus Tropidia
Species quadrata (Tropidia quadrata)
Explanation of Names
Tropidia quadrata (Say 1824)
Tip of abdomen is usually downcurved, and there's a large tooth on hind femur.
NA, transcontinental (NF-BC to NC-CA)(1)
These flies will hover in place, then fly quickly away, then return to the original area, as if on territory.
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