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Genus Ferdinandea

Amber-abdomened Syrphid - Ferdinandea croesus - male Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea - male Ferdinandea - Ferdinandea croesus - female Ferdinandea? - Ferdinandea croesus - female Ferdinandea croesus - male Ferdinandea croesus - male Golden Fly! - Ferdinandea croesus - male Fly - Ferdinandea
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 Rhingiini
Subtribe Cheilosiina
Genus Ferdinandea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysochlamys RĂ³ndani 1856 [means 'golden mantle'(1)]
Explanation of Names
Ferdinandea RĂ³ndani 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.