Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Temnostoma

Syrphid - Temnostoma balyras Temnostoma balyras syrphid fly - Temnostoma balyras Unknown Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma - female Syrphid? - Temnostoma Fly ID Requested - Temnostoma wasp mimic fly - Temnostoma Falsehorn Hoverfly - Temnostoma alternans
Classification
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Temnostoma Lepeletier & Serville 1828
Explanation of Names
From Greek temno cut + soma body (1).
Numbers
8 spp. in our area(2), 5 spp. in ON(3), ~30 total(4)
Range
Holarctic & Oriental(4)
Habitat
Larvae in moist decaying wood(3)
See Also
Print References
Curran, C.H. (1939). The species of Temnostoma related to bombylans Linné (Syrphidae, Diptera). American Museum Novitates, 1040: 1-3. (Full Text)
Shannon, R. C. (1939). Temnostoma bombylans and related species (Syrphidae, Diptera). Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 41(7):215-224 (Full Text)
Internet References
Genus page from "Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae"(2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Syrphidae of Ontario
4.Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5