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Species Teuchocnemis bacuntius

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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
Species bacuntius (Teuchocnemis bacuntius)
Explanation of Names
Teuchocnemis bacuntius (Walker 1849)
Bacuntius is an old Roman name for a European river (here)
13-15 mm(1)
e. US (NH-FL-TX)(1)
May-Jun in NJ, NH(1), Mar-Apr in NC (lower elevations)(2), Apr in OK(3)
May be a Batesian mimic of a paper wasp, e.g. Polistes fuscatus. Compare:
Works Cited
1.Syrphidae of Ontario
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.