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Species Copestylum mexicanum - Mexican Cactus Fly

Black Blow Fly ? - Copestylum mexicanum Bee Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - male Big black syrphid - Copestylum mexicanum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - male Blue Black Fly unknown - Copestylum mexicanum - male Mexican Cactus fly - Copestylum mexicanum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum - male
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 Volucellini
Genus Copestylum
No Taxon (mexicanum-violaceum group)
Species mexicanum (Mexican Cactus Fly)
Other Common Names
Mexican Flower Fly
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Volucella mexicana, V. nigra
Explanation of Names
Copestylum mexicanum (Macquart 1842)
Range
so. US (GA-FL-CA) & Mexico(1)
Food
Larvae feed on rotting cactus