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Species Eristalis arbustorum

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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 Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Eristalis
No Taxon (Subgenus Eoseristalis)
Species arbustorum (Eristalis arbustorum)
Explanation of Names
Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus 1758)
10-11 mm
Totally white face (other Eristalis have a black bare stripe from antennae to mouth), abdominal terga with white borders
Holarctic: Europe and North America
Late April to mid October
Life Cycle
Aquatic larvae, found in shallow, nutrient rich standing water and in cow-dung, silage pits and compost heaps.
Introduced from Europe
Internet References
Species page (Lindsey 2003-2007)