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Species Orthonevra bellula

Orthonevra ? - Orthonevra bellula - female Orthonevra ? - Orthonevra bellula - female Utah Fly - Orthonevra bellula Utah Fly - Orthonevra bellula Fly on Ericameria - Orthonevra bellula Fly on Ericameria - Orthonevra bellula
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)
Species bellula (Orthonevra bellula)
Explanation of Names
Orthonevra bellula (Williston 1882)
bellula diminutive of bella, 'pretty'
Identification
Relatively large and distinctive. The hairy face which is almost shaggy, elongate second antennal segments, simple eye markings, and distinctive male genitalia will separate this species from all others in the group (Sedman 1964). Larvae have "rat-tails"(1)
Range
w. NA (WA to Mexico)(1)
Habitat
Larvae are aquatic(1)
Season
Larvae feed on decaying organic material(1)
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