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Species Sericomyia chrysotoxoides

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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 Sericomyiina
Genus Sericomyia
No Taxon (subgenus Sericomyia)
Species chrysotoxoides (Sericomyia chrysotoxoides)
Explanation of Names
Sericomyia chrysotoxoides Macquart 1842
similar to the western S. chalcopyga --see discussion
e. NA (LB-ON south to n.GA & IL) + MT-WY(1)
the most common species of Sericomyia in the East --Jeff Skevington's comment
See Also
Chrysotoxum have longer antennae
Works Cited
1.Review of New World Sericomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae), including description of a new species
Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2012. Can. Entomol. 144: 216–247.