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Species Sphaerophoria contigua

Flower Fly - Sphaerophoria contigua Yellow/Black/Orange Syrphid - Sphaerophoria contigua Sphaerophoria - Sphaerophoria contigua small Syrphid fly - Sphaerophoria contigua Hoverfly 1117 - Sphaerophoria contigua Syrphid - Sphaerophoria contigua 9032687 Sphaer - Sphaerophoria contigua Syrphid fly - Sphaerophoria contigua - 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 Syrphini
Genus Sphaerophoria
Species contigua (Sphaerophoria contigua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphaerophoria fulvicauda Bigot 1884, Sphaerophoria nigricauda Metcalf 1913
Syrphus cylindricus Say 1824, Syrphus encaustus Say 1835
misspelled contiqua in ITIS
Explanation of Names
Sphaerophoria contigua Macquart 1847
across North America(1)
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