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Subtribe Xylotina

Black syrphid - Chalcosyrphus syrphid fly - Xylota segnis - male Strange head, but a syrphid anyway? Myolepta was my first guess. - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - male Chalcosyrphus Unknown Fly - Xylota Syrphid - Chalcosyrphus piger - female Syrphidae  ? - Xylota segnis - male Chalcosyrphus metallifer - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Xylotina
Identification
key to genera in(1)
Life Cycle
Works Cited
1.Classification of Xylotini (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Hippa H. 1978. Acta zoologica Fennica 156: 1-153.