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Genus Ceriana

Not a yellow jacket? - Ceriana tridens - female wasp-like fly - Ceriana tridens - female Ceriana abbreviata? - Ceriana mime - female Ceriana tridens? - Ceriana tridens - male - female Syrphid - Ceriana abbreviata - female Likely Ceriana ancoralis? - Ceriana ancoralis - male Wasp mimic fly - Ceriana - female Wasp Mimic Syrphid Fly? - Ceriana tridens - female
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
6 spp. in our area(2)
across NA(2)
See the BugGuide info page for tribe Cerioidini for useful info on members of the genus.
Print References
Adams, C. F. (1904). Notes on and descriptions of North American Diptera. Univ. of Kans. Sci. Bulletin 2: 447 (Full Text - Orig. Desc. of Ceriana snowi)
Hull, F. M. (1935). Some mimetic flies, with description of two new species from North America (Syrphidae: Diptera). Psyche 42: 99-102. (Full Text)
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
Ceriana snowi page from Syrphidae Community web site.
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.