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Species Rhingia nasica

Flower Fly - Rhingia nasica - male Rhingia nasica - female Rhingia nasica? - Rhingia nasica - female Rhingia nasica - female Unidentified Fly - Rhingia nasica Fly on jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) - Rhingia nasica - male Fly - Rhingia nasica - male UNIDENTIFIED BEE - Rhingia nasica
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Rhingiina
Genus Rhingia
Species nasica (Rhingia nasica)
Explanation of Names
Rhingia nasica Say 1823
nasica = 'nosy'
Identification
has a conspicuous snout which aids it in extracting nectar from flowers
Range
NB-GA to MB-CO(1)
Remarks
Larvae associated with animal dung