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Genus Pelecinobaccha

Syrphid Fly - Ocyptamus sp. - Pelecinobaccha costata Ocyptamus? - Pelecinobaccha costata - female Pelecinobaccha costata - male Pelecinobaccha costata - female Insect on Fatsia bloom - Pelecinobaccha costata - male Insect on Fatsia bloom - Pelecinobaccha costata - male Pelecinobaccha costata - male Pelecinobaccha costata - 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 Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Pelecinobaccha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
recently resurrected from synonymy with Ocyptamus to accommodate the Ocyptamus tristis species group(1)(2)
Explanation of Names
Pelecinobaccha Shannon 1927
Numbers
a single species in North America, >50 spp. (incl. many unnamed) in 4 subgenera total(1)(2)
Identification
Dark anterior margin on wing helps distinguish it from Ocyptamus species.
Range
in our area, e. US (west to MI-MS) & se. Canada(2)
Remarks
Sister taxon is Atylobaccha
See Also
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An overview of the genus Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834, with a revision of the Ocyptamus tristis species group (PhD thesis)
Gonçalves Miranda G.F. 2011. Guelph, Ontario. iii+617 pp.
2.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.