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Genus Sericomyia

Sericomyia chrysotoxoides - female Syrphidae sp ? - Sericomyia militaris - female Sericomya sp.? - Sericomyia militaris Possible Sericomyia militaris - Sericomyia militaris - female Fly - Sericomyia carolinensis Syrphid - Sericomyia lata - female Sericomyia - Sericomyia chalcopyga bee mimic - Sericomyia flagrans - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover 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
17 spp. in our area(1), 19 in the New World(2) + half a dozen in the Old World
key to spp. and images of all our spp. in(2)
in the New World, across NA (high arctic to Panama)(2)
regularly found on flowers; many are conspicuous members of the hilltopping community; larvae in ponds rich in decomposing vegetation(2)
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. Can. J. 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.