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Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

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Species Copestylum tamaulipanum

Syrphid Fly - Copestylum tamaulipanum Unknown fly (or bee) - Copestylum tamaulipanum Unknown fly - Copestylum tamaulipanum Copestylum tamaulipanum? - Copestylum tamaulipanum bee - Copestylum tamaulipanum Copestylum tamaulipanum - female fly - Copestylum tamaulipanum fly - Copestylum tamaulipanum
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 Volucellini
Genus Copestylum
Species tamaulipanum (Copestylum tamaulipanum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Volucella tamaulipana Townsend 1898, V. feminina Curran 1930
Explanation of Names
Copestylum tamaulipanum Townsend 1926
'tamaulipanum' refers to the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and the associated biome, the Tamaulipan mezquital
5.5-8.5 mm body length
Texas to Lousiana; Mexico, Hawaii (introduced)(1), + AZ (BG data)