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Species Melanostoma mellinum

Syrphid Fly? - Melanostoma mellinum 9036084 syrp - Melanostoma mellinum - male yellow-black striped fly with mint-green calypters - Melanostoma mellinum - female Platycheirus? - Melanostoma mellinum - female 1304405,11 Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum Syphine at Finzel Swamp - Melanostoma mellinum Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies Melanostoma mellinum - Melanostoma mellinum flower fly – Melanostoma mellinum? - Melanostoma mellinum - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
Genus Melanostoma
Species mellinum (Melanostoma mellinum)
Explanation of Names
Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus 1758)
5-10 mm(1)
Note abdominal markings on tergites 2-4: quadrate (male), triangular (female) (1).
holarctic; in NA, transcontinental (NB-VA to AK-WA)(2)
likely an unresolved species complex
See Also
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.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5