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Checklist of Syrphidae

Scientific Name Common NameComments ("I" = Introduced)
Subfamily ERISTALINAE
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
EristalisarbustorumEuropean Drone FlyI; strongly associated with farms on MV
EristalisdimidiataBlack-shouldered Drone Fly
EristalistenaxCommon Drone FlyI
EristalistransversaTransverse-banded Drone Fly
Subtribe Helophilina
EurimyiastipataLong-nosed Swamp Fly
HelophilusfasciatusNarrow-headed Marsh FlyCommon
MallotaposticataHairy-eyed Mimic
ParhelophilusintegerShiny Bog Fly
PolydontomyiacurvipesDimorphic Sickleleg
Tribe Merodontini
Eumerussp.
MerodonequestrisNarcissus Bulb FlyI; variable in coloration
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Blerina
BleraanalisOrange-tailed Wood Fly
SomuladecoraSpotted Wood Fly
Subtribe Milesiina
MilesiavirginiensisVirginia Giant
SpilomyiaalcimusBroad-banded Hornet Fly
SpilomyialongicornisEastern Hornet Fly
Subtribe Sericomyiina
TeuchocnemislituratusBlack Spur Fly
Subtribe Tropiniina
SyrittapipiensCommon Compost FlyI; widespread and abundant
Subtribe Xylotina
ChalcosyrphusliboLong-haired Leaf Walker
ChalcosyrphuspigerShort-haired Leaf Walker
Tribe Rhingiini
Subtribe Cheilosiina
FerdinandeabuccataCommon Copperback
Subfamily SYRPHINAE
Tribe Bacchini
PlatycheirusquadratusMeadow Sedgesitter
Tribe Melanostomini
MelanostomamellinumVariable Duskyface
Tribe Paragini
ParagushaemorrhousBlack-backed Grass Skimmer
Tribe Syrphini
AllograptaobliquaOblique Stripetail
EpistrophellaemarginataSlender Smoothtail
Eupeodesamericanus complexLong-tailed Aphideater/Short-tailed Aphideater
SphaerophoriacontiguaTufted Globetail
SphaerophoriaphilanthusBlack-footed Globetail
SyrphusrectusYellow-legged Flower Fly
SyrphustorvusHairy-eyed Flower Fly
Tribe Toxomerini
ToxomerusgeminatusEastern CalligrapherAbundant
ToxomerusmarginatusMargined CalligrapherAbundant
ToxomeruspolitusMaize Calligrapher