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Species Eristalis flavipes - Orange-legged Drone Fly

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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 Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species flavipes (Orange-legged Drone Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eristalis bardus (Say 1829) may be a senior synonym
Explanation of Names
Eristalis flavipes Walker 1849
flavipes = 'yellow-footed'
12-14 mm
transcontinental (NB-AK south to NC-CO-CA)(1)