Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Melanostoma mellinum

5008031 another Syrphid - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Syrphid Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Bronze, Syrphid? - Melanostoma mellinum - female Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female 9036084 syrp - Melanostoma mellinum - male yellow-black striped fly with mint-green calypters - Melanostoma mellinum - female 3014182 fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female
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)