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subgenus Microdon

Microdon megalogaster Pupa - Microdon lanceolatus Adult - Microdon lanceolatus I'm stuck - Syrphidae or Asilidae ? - Microdon manitobensis - female I'm stuck - Syrphidae or Asilidae ? - Microdon manitobensis - female 8014369 Microdon - Microdon tristis Unknown diptera or hymenoptera - Microdon syrphid fly - Microdon
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Microdontinae
Genus Microdon
No Taxon subgenus Microdon
Numbers
13 spp. in our area, >60 total(1)
nearctic spp. not yet in the guide: M. abstrusus Thompson 1981, M. albicomatus Novak 1977, M. cothurnatus Bigot 1883, M. newcomeri Mann 1924, M. ocellaris Curran 1924, M. piperi Knab 1917, M. ruficrus Williston 1887, M. xanthopilis Townsend 1895
Size
7–14 mm(1)
Range
New World (27 described spp.) & Eurasia (esp. the Palaearctic)(1)
Works Cited
1.Generic revision and species classification of the Microdontinae (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Reemer M., Ståhls G. 2013. ZooKeys 288: 1–213.