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Genus Teuchocnemis

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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 Milesiini
Subtribe Temnostomina
Genus Teuchocnemis
Explanation of Names
Teuchocnemis Osten-Sacken 1875
Greek teucho 'implement, vessel' + cnemis 'leg armor'(1); likely refers to the spur on male metatibia
2 spp., both in our area(2)(3)
10-15 mm(4)
Medium-sized to large, elongate, moderately pilose, nonmetallic, black and yellow species; head short; face concave, not produced, lower part diagonal, subtruncate, not tuberculate; antennae short, third antennal segment suborbicular; arista bare (detail of head); metasternum pilose; marginal cell of wing open, apical cell petiolate, third vein with moderate curve into apical cell (detail of wing); legs stout, hind femora greatly thickened in males, less so in females, hind tibiae of male with short median spur; abdomen rather wide and flattened, only slightly longer than wide.(5)
e. NA(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
3.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
4.Syrphidae of Ontario