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Species Temnostoma balyras

Mating flies - Temnostoma balyras - male - female Some kind of fly? - Temnostoma balyras Mating Syrphid Flies - Temnostoma balyras - male - female Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma balyras Syrphid - Temnostoma balyras Fly - Temnostoma balyras Temnostoma - Temnostoma balyras wasp mimic syrphid - Temnostoma balyras - male
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 Milesiini
Subtribe Temnostomina
Genus Temnostoma
Species balyras (Temnostoma balyras)
Explanation of Names
Temnostoma balyras (Walker 1849)
9-12 mm(1)
e. NA (NB-MB to GA-MS)(2)
May-Jul in ON(1); Apr-Jun in NC(3)