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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Eristalinae
Scientific name  Merodon
Higher classification  Hoverfly
Order  Fly
Family  Syrphidae
Tribe  Merodontini
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Merodon Merodon avidus Hoverfly
Similar  Merodon equestris, Hoverfly, Fly, Insect, Eumerus

Narcissus fly merodon equestris


Merodon is a large genus of beeā€“like hoverflies. The majority of the species are centered on the Mediterranean and it is the second largest hoverfly genus in Europe with more than 50 European species. It is distributed over the Palaearctic and Afrotropic ecozones, with most European species occurring in Southern and Eastern Europe. The centre of distribution of this genus appears to be Turkey, where about 65 species have been recorded. Some species occur in Africa (Morocco through East Africa and Ghana to South Africa) and the middle East, as far as Pakistan. Given the rate at which new species have been recorded over the past decades, the worldwide number of species could exceed 200. The larvae feed on the bulbs or rhizomes of monocotyledons.

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Merodon Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris NatureSpot

One of the more common species in the genus, Merodon equestris is known as the Narcissus bulb fly, greater bulb-fly, large bulb fly or large Narcissus fly.

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Systematics

Species include:

Merodon Narcissus Bulb Fly Merodon equestris NatureSpot
Merodon Fly Merodon equestris BugGuideNet
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Merodon FileMerodon avidusDSC05647JPG Wikimedia Commons
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Merodon Merodon equestris

References

Merodon Wikipedia


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