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Species Helophilus fasciatus

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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 Helophilina
Genus Helophilus
Species fasciatus (Helophilus fasciatus)
Explanation of Names
Helophilus fasciatus Walker 1849
Size
10-15 mm(1)
Identification
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Range
so. Canada (transcontinental) to Mexico(2)
Season
Mar-Nov in OK(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are layed in clutches on vegetation overhanging ponds. The rat-tailed larvae fall into the pond where they develop(3)
Remarks
This species is one of the earliest and latest syrphids to fly every year(3)