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Genus Sphecomyia

Nomada? - Sphecomyia vittata - male - female Nomada? - Sphecomyia vittata - male - female Another Illinois entry - Sphecomyia vittata Wasp-mimic fly - Sphecomyia pattonii bee mimic? - Sphecomyia vittata Large Flower Fly - Sphecomyia pattonii Large Flower Fly - Sphecomyia pattonii Sphecomyia vittata ? - Sphecomyia vittata
Classification
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
Numbers
13 spp. in our area, 16 total(1)
Size
body 9.2–17.1 mm, wing 7.7–12.1 mm(1)
Identification
key to spp. in(1)
Range
Holarctic, in NA western with the exception of S. vittata(1)
Habitat
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.