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Species Melanostoma mellinum

Flower Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid B - Melanostoma mellinum - male Syrphid G, Melanostoma mellinum - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum Melanostoma mellinum?? - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - male Platycheirus? - Melanostoma mellinum Baccha elongata female - Melanostoma mellinum - male
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)