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Genus Ferdinandea

Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea 170115 Ferdinandea - Ferdinandea - female who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - male Syrphid - Ferdinandea croesus syrphid - Ferdinandea buccata Syrphid 1 Grayson - Ferdinandea buccata Ferdinandea croesus Copperback fly – Ferdinandea buccata? - Ferdinandea buccata - female
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Cheilosiina
Genus Ferdinandea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysochlamys Róndani 1856 [means 'golden mantle'(1)]
Explanation of Names
Ferdinandea Róndani 1844
3 spp. in our area(2)
Larvae feed on sap at tree wounds on Aesculus, Acer, Populus, etc.(1)
Print References
Shannon R.C. (1924) North American species of Ferdinandea (Diptera:Syrphidae). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash 26: 214-215. (Full text)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Flies of Western North America
Frank R. Cole and Evert I. Schlinger. 1969. University of California Press.
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.
3.The genus Ferdinandea Rondani
Hull F.M. 1942. Wash. Acad. Sci. J. 32: 239-241.