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Species Chalcosyrphus curvarius

Large colorful fly - Chalcosyrphus curvarius wasp mimic - Chalcosyrphus curvarius - female large black fly with orange bands on legs - Chalcosyrphus curvarius Orange legged fly - Chalcosyrphus curvarius Chalcosyrphus? on a slackline  - Chalcosyrphus curvarius Help to ID this Dipteran - Chalcosyrphus curvarius - male Syrphid - orange legs - Chalcosyrphus curvarius - female Diptera - Chalcosyrphus curvarius
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 Xylotina
Genus Chalcosyrphus
No Taxon (subgenus Xylotomima)
Species curvarius (Chalcosyrphus curvarius)
Explanation of Names
Chalcosyrphus curvarius (Curran 1941)