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Species Sericomyia chalcopyga

Is this a female in Genus Sericomyia - Sericomyia chalcopyga - male Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga - male Sericomyiini 01 - Sericomyia chalcopyga - female Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga #132 - Sericomyia chalcopyga Syrphid fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga - female Sericomyia sp. from Oregon - Sericomyia chalcopyga Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga
Classification
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
Identification
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
Range
w. NA (AK-CA to sw.SK-UT)(1)
Remarks
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.