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Species Meromacrus acutus

BG1405 280-043 - Meromacrus acutus BG1480 D0993 - Meromacrus acutus - female Big Strong Fly ID please - Meromacrus acutus Yellowjacket mimic? - Meromacrus acutus Acute Marks Flower Fly - Meromacrus acutus What species is this? - Meromacrus acutus - female Meromacrus acutus Large Syrphid - Meromacrus acutus
Classification
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 Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Meromacrus
Species acutus (Meromacrus acutus)
Explanation of Names
Meromacrus acutus (Fabricius 1805)
Range
se. US (VA-FL-TX)(1)
Season
May-Sep in NC(2), Jun-Aug in OK(3)
Remarks
Clearly a Batesian mimic of hymenoptera, perhaps specifically a mimic of yellowjackets, such as Vespula squamosa or V. maculifrons:
Works Cited
1.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.Syrphidae of Oklahoma (Diptera)
Shorter D.A., Drew W.A. 1976. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 56: 75-94.