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Genus Chrysotoxum

Syrphid - Chrysotoxum 9036073 Sericomyia - Chrysotoxum Syrphid Fly - Chrysotoxum Chrysotoxum perhaps? - Chrysotoxum Syrphid, Chrysotoxum? - Chrysotoxum Flower fly_Chrysotoxum - Chrysotoxum Chrysotoxum flavifrons? - Chrysotoxum 3/16/2022 Hover Fly - Chrysotoxum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Chrysotoxum
Explanation of Names
Chrysotoxum Meigen 1803
13 spp. in our area(1), 6 spp. in ON(2)
Print References
Curran, C.H. (1924). Synopsis of the genus Chrysotoxum with notes and a description of a new species (Syrphidae, Diptera). Canadian Entomologist, 56: 34-40.
Shannon, R.C. (1926). The chrysotoxine syrphid flies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 69: 1-20. (Full Text)
Vockeroth, J.R. (1992). The flower flies of the subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research, Ottawa, Canada.(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.
2.Syrphidae of Ontario
3.The flower flies of the subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland, Diptera: Syrphidae
Vockeroth J.R. 1992. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 18. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 456 pp.