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Genus Sphecomyia

syrphid - Sphecomyia vittata - male - female Yellowjacket looking fly - Sphecomyia vittata - male - female Wasp-mimic fly - Sphecomyia pattonii Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Hornet? - Sphecomyia vittata Sphecomyia brevicornis - male Syrphid? found mated in sesiid pheromone trap - Sphecomyia vittata - female Sphecomyia vittata? - Sphecomyia vittata - female Drone Fly - Sphecomyia dyari
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Criorhinina
Genus Sphecomyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Sphecomyia Latreille 1829
13 spp. in our area, 16 total(1)
body 9.2–17.1 mm, wing 7.7–12.1 mm(1)
key to spp. in(1)
Holarctic, in NA western with the exception of S. vittata(1)
Larvae likely in rot holes
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Revision of world Sphecomyia Latreille (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Moran K.M., Skevington J.H. 2019. ZooKeys 836: 15-79.
2.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1‒351.