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Species Helophilus fasciatus

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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 Eristalini
Subtribe Helophilina
Genus Helophilus
Species fasciatus (Helophilus fasciatus)
Explanation of Names
Helophilus fasciatus Walker 1849
10-15 mm(1)
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so. Canada (transcontinental) to Mexico(2)
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)
This species is one of the earliest and latest syrphids to fly every year(3)