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Species Spilomyia longicornis

Dancing Syrphid Fly - Spilomyia longicornis - male Wasp unknown or bee - Spilomyia longicornis Flower fly? (Syrphid) - Spilomyia longicornis - female TN_banded fly - Spilomyia longicornis syrphid flower fly  - Spilomyia longicornis Spilomyia? - Spilomyia longicornis Spilomyia longicornis Diptera - Spilomyia longicornis
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 Milesiini
Subtribe Milesiina
Genus Spilomyia
Species longicornis (Spilomyia longicornis)
Explanation of Names
Spilomyia longicornis Loew 1872
11-15 mm
mimics Polistes or perhaps Yellowjacket. Yellow-striped abdomen. Eyes have pigment which enhances the wasp-like appearance.
e. NA (QC-ON-MN to FL-TX)(1)
in NA, Sep-Nov at low elevations, Jun-Oct in mountains(2)
Works Cited
1.Spilomyia flower flies of the New World (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Thompson F.C. 1996. Mem. Ent. Soc. Wash. 18: 261-272.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.