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bellula species group

Crazy Eyes - Orthonevra nitida Syrphid Fly - Orthonevra nitida Orthonevra - Orthonevra nitida - female a bug with a mask - Orthonevra nitida Syrphid Fly - Orthonevra nitida syrphid fly - Orthonevra nitida Orthonevra nitida MN Oct - Orthonevra nitida - male
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 Brachyopini
Subtribe Brachyopina
Genus Orthonevra
No Taxon bellula species group
Numbers
Five species north of Mexico
Size
4.5 to 7 mm
Identification
Eyes with vertical stripes in addition to a horizontal stripe.
Range
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)