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Genus Orphnabaccha

Syrphid - Orphnabaccha coerulea Syrphid - Orphnabaccha coerulea Syrphid - Orphnabaccha coerulea
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 Orphnabaccha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
recently resurrected from synonymy with Ocyptamus to accommodate the Ocyptamus amplis species group(1)(2)
Ocyptamus amplus species group, Ocyptamus caldus species group
Mercurymyia Fluke 1950 (type species Epistrophe caldus Walker 1852)
Explanation of Names
Orphnabaccha Hull 1949 (type species Baccha coerulea Williston 1891)
2 species in North America, 31 spp. total(2)(1)
has a pilose metasternum and can be distinguished from similar Ocyptamus by a metallic abdomen and wings without dark color
O. coerulea: Texas; O. jactator: Florida(2)
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.