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Eristalis

Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diptera
Subfamily  Eristalinae
Scientific name  Eristalis
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Syrphidae
Tribe  Eristalini
Higher classification  Eristalinae
Eristalis Eristalis arbustorum Eristalis arbustorum NatureSpot
Lower classifications  Eristalis tenax, Eristalis arbustorum, Bill Gates' flower fly

Garden insect hoverfly eristalis arbustorum belfast


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Eristalis is a large genus of hoverflies, family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera. One of the more common species in the genus, Eristalis tenax is also known as the dronefly, because it bears a superficial resemblance to honeybee drones. Droneflies and their relatives are fairly common generalist pollinators, the larvae of which are aquatic, and breathe through a long, snorkel-like appendage, hence the common name rat-tailed maggots.

Eristalis Tapered Drone Fly Eristalis pertinax NatureSpot

Eristalis is a large genus of around 99 species, and is subdivided into several subgenera and species groups (Eristalomyia, Eristalis, Eoseristalis etc.).

Eristalis Eristalis pertinax images of British biodiversity

Drone fly eristalis tenax honey bee mimic


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References

Eristalis Wikipedia


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