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Genus Sericomyia

Another fly - Sericomyia flagrans Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga Bee Mimic Fly - Sericomyia militaris Sericomyia lata Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia lata - female Eupeodes? - Sericomyia chalcopyga cool fly - Sericomyia militaris Syrphid fly - Sericomyia chrysotoxoides - female
Classification
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 Eristalini
Subtribe Sericomyiina
Genus Sericomyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctophila Schiner 1860, Conosyrphus Frey 1915 [both synonimized under Sericomyia sensu stricto(1)]
Explanation of Names
Sericomyia Meigen 1803
Numbers
17 spp. in our area(1), 19 in the New World(2) + half a dozen in the Old World
Identification
key to spp. and images of all our spp. in(2)
Range
in the New World, across NA (high arctic to Panama)(2)
Habitat
regularly found on flowers; many are conspicuous members of the hilltopping community; larvae in ponds rich in decomposing vegetation(2)
Food
larvae filter out microorganisms as their food(2)
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.
2.Review of New World Sericomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae), including description of a new species
Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2012. Can. Entomol. 144: 216–247.