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Species Mallota posticata

No Fly FLy - Mallota posticata Furry syrphid - Mallota posticata Bumble-bee mimic - Mallota posticata - male fly - Mallota posticata Fly - Mallota posticata Syrphidae - Mallota posticata Syrphid bee mimic? - Mallota posticata flower fly – Mallota posticata? - Mallota posticata
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 Eristalini
Subtribe Helophilina
Genus Mallota
Species posticata (Mallota posticata)
Explanation of Names
Mallota posticata (Fabricius 1805)
posticata = 'with accentuated posterior part'
11-15 mm(1)
eyes hairy (pilose)
abdomen black with variable amount of yellow pile, usually covering tergites 1, 2 (partly) and sometimes 3
May-Jun in OK(1)
Works Cited
1.Syrphidae of Oklahoma (Diptera)
Shorter D.A., Drew W.A. 1976. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci. 56: 75-94.