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Species Rhingia nasica

Syrphid? - Rhingia nasica - female A male - Rhingia nasica - male which hovering fly? - Rhingia nasica Rhingia nasica? - Rhingia nasica - female Possible Rhingia syrphid fly? - Rhingia nasica fly - Rhingia nasica - female fly - Rhingia nasica - female Syrphidae, dorsal - Rhingia nasica
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Rhingiina
Genus Rhingia
Species nasica (Rhingia nasica)
Explanation of Names
Rhingia nasica Say 1823
nasica = 'nosy'
has a conspicuous snout which aids it in extracting nectar from flowers
NB-GA to MB-CO(1)
Larvae associated with animal dung