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Species Microdon megalogaster

Microdon megalogaster 8014651 - Microdon megalogaster - male - female 8014651 - Microdon megalogaster Fuzzy bee mimic - Microdon megalogaster
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)
Species megalogaster (Microdon megalogaster)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microdon bombiformis Townsend 1895
Explanation of Names
Microdon megalogaster Snow 1892
megalogaster = 'huge-bellied'
Eastern/central North America: Ontario, Quebec, Connecticut, south to North Carolina, Georgia, apparently west through Great Plains(1)
known hosts: Formica subsericea, F. fusca(1)
Works Cited
1.Revisionary notes on nearctic Microdon flies (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Thompson F.C. 1981. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 83: 725-758.