Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eristalinus megacephalus, Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This fly is from family of Syrphidae under genus of Eristalinus.


At a glance, this fly looks like a bee. That reminds us of the family bee fly (Bombyliidae), but actually it doesn't. This fly has yellow stripes on the upperside of its black thorax. It has yellow and black banded on the abdomen. The eyes covered with numerous, small, brown spots that tend to run together on upper part of its yellow compound eyes. The legs are white and black banded. The wings are transparrent.This fly has overall length about 8mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Diptera - Flies
No Taxon : "Aschiza"
Family : Syrphidae - Syrphid Flies
Subfamily : Eristalinae
Tribe : Eristalini
Genus : Eristalinus
Species : E. megacephalus
Binomial name : Eristalinus megacephalus (Rossi, 1794)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eristalinus_megacephalus


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