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Species Spilomyia longicornis

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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 Milesiini
Subtribe Milesiina
Genus Spilomyia
Species longicornis (Spilomyia longicornis)
Explanation of Names
Spilomyia longicornis Loew 1872
Size
11-15 mm
Identification
mimics Polistes or perhaps Yellowjacket. Yellow-striped abdomen. Eyes have pigment which enhances the wasp-like appearance.
Range
e. NA (QC-ON-MN to FL-TX)(1)
Season
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.