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Genus Temnostoma

Temnostoma alternans ? - Temnostoma alternans Might this be Temnostoma excentrica? - Temnostoma excentrica 3013472 Syrphid - Temnostoma balyras - female Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma Temnostoma excentrica? - Temnostoma excentrica Temnostoma? - Temnostoma big wasp-like fly - Temnostoma excentrica - female Temnostoma balyras ?  - Temnostoma balyras
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover 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