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Genus Merodon

Convincing Bee Fly - Merodon equestris - male Big fly pollinator - Merodon equestris Mating Pair - Merodon equestris - male - female Narcissus Bulb Fly - Merodon equestris Hover Fly (Mallota posticata?) - Merodon equestris HF-2316-2318-2319 - Merodon equestris  Narcissus Bulb Fly - Merodon equestris - female Merodon equestris  - Merodon equestris
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 Merodontini
Genus Merodon
Explanation of Names
Merodon Meigen 1803
A single (adventive) species in our area(1); large Old World genus, with >60 spp. in Europe alone
Palaearctic & Ethiopian regions; M. equestris spread worldwide with bulb trade
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.