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Species Meromacrus acutus

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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)
se. US (VA-FL-TX)(1)
May-Sep in NC(2), Jun-Aug in OK(3)
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.