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Genus Ceriana

Puzzling! Not even sure it's a syrphid. Your take? - Ceriana tridens - male Ceriana - Ceriana abbreviata - female Not a yellow jacket? - Ceriana tridens - female wasp-like fly - Ceriana tridens - female Ceriana tridens? - Ceriana tridens Ceriana abbreviata - male Ceriana tridens? - Ceriana tridens - male Ceriana - Ceriana abbreviata
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 Cerioidini
Genus Ceriana
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceria Loew 1864, Cerioides Curran 1924, Tenthredomyia Shannon 1925
*All the nearctic members of this tribe are treated in this genus in(1)
Explanation of Names
Ceriana Rafinesque 1815
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(2)
Range
across NA(2)
Print References
Shannon R.C. (1925) The syrphid–flies of the subfamily Ceriodinae in the U.S. National Museum Collection. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus 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.