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Species Melanostoma mellinum

Tiny Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphid Fly (laying egg) - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid Fly? - Melanostoma mellinum Syrphid fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Melanostoma? - Melanostoma mellinum - female Toxomerus? syrphid fly - Melanostoma mellinum Platycheirus? - Melanostoma mellinum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
Genus Melanostoma
Species mellinum (Melanostoma mellinum)
Explanation of Names
Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus 1758)
holarctic; in NA, transcontinental (NB-VA to AK-WA)(1)