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bellula species group

Diptera mating - Orthonevra nitida - male Syrphid with intricate eye pattern - Orthonevra flukei Diptera - Orthonevra nitida - female Crazy Eyed Fly - Orthonevra nitida - male Utah Fly - Orthonevra bellula But one image of this beauty I have. Any ID? - Orthonevra nitida Fly - Orthonevra nitida Fly - Orthonevra nitida
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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Brachyopina
Genus Orthonevra
No Taxon bellula species group
Five species north of Mexico
4.5 to 7 mm
Eyes with vertical stripes in addition to a horizontal stripe.
O. bellula: Mountains of West
O. nitidula: "Southern Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico", possibly Mexico
O. sonorensis: Southern Arizona, New Mexico, possibly Mexico
O. flukei: California and Nevada south to tropical Mexico
O. nitida: East of Great Plains, north to Ontario and Quebec
All data from Sedman (1964).
Print References
Yale S. Sedman 1964, "The Chrysogaster (Orthonevra) bellula species group in North America", Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 66:169 (PDF from Biodiversity Heritage Library)