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Genus Polybiomyia

Polybiomyia townsendi - male With thick antennae - Polybiomyia sayi - male Syrphid Fly - Polybiomyia schnablei - male Species ID help - Polybiomyia townsendi - male Conopid fly? - Polybiomyia - female Potentially undescribed male - Polybiomyia - male Male, Polybiomyia townsendi? - Polybiomyia - male Male, Polybiomyia townsendi? - Polybiomyia - male
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 Cerioidini
Genus Polybiomyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
treated as a subgenus of Ceriana in(1)
Explanation of Names
Polybiomyia Shannon 1925
8 spp. in our area(2)
The key to Polybiomyia spp. given in Shannon (1925)...together with a labelled inset photo illustrating key characters, and annotations/corrections in red...can be viewed here.
Print References
Shannon, R.C. (1925) The syrphid–flies of the subfamily Ceriodinae in the U.S. National Museum Collection. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, No. 13, 48–65. (Full Text)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Skevington J.H. (2014) Nearctic Syrphidae checklist
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.