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Species Sericomyia chalcopyga

Is this a female in Genus Sericomyia - Sericomyia chalcopyga - male Flower Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga Sericomyia - Sericomyia chalcopyga - female Sericomyia chalcopyga? at the Oregon Dunes - Sericomyia chalcopyga Flower Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga - female Syrphid #2 - Sericomyia chalcopyga #132 - Sericomyia chalcopyga Sericomyia sp. from Oregon - Sericomyia chalcopyga
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 Sericomyiina
Genus Sericomyia
No Taxon (subgenus Sericomyia)
Species chalcopyga (Sericomyia chalcopyga)
Explanation of Names
Sericomyia chalcopyga Loew 1863
similar to S. chrysotoxoides: both have three yellow bands separated in the middle (not broadened at tips) and bristles along edge of thorax opposite wing base that are extensively black; the yellow bands are straight in S. chalcopyga vs angled in S. chrysotoxoides
w. NA (AK-CA to sw.SK-UT)(1)
the most common species of Sericomyia in the West --Jeff Skevington's comment
Works Cited
1.Review of New World Sericomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae), including description of a new species
Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2012. Can. Entomol. 144: 216–247.