Nature Flower Flies. Alfred A. Syrphidae of Maine.
Larvae are reported to reproduce by way of neoteny or paedogenesis, where each larva copies itself, reproducing from seven to 30 daughter larvae Ibrahim and Gad It is absent in the extreme southern latitudes and in arid areas of Europe, Asia, and Africa Thompson They are called hover flies because they can hover while in mid-flight, lingering in one place much like a hummingbird. A hover fly, Allograpta obliqua Say.
In the two centuries following its publication, Eristalis was sometimes considered to be of feminine gender, sometimes to be of masculine gender. Click the contributor's name for licensing and usage information. The larva of E.
At the division of each body segment, two rows of flexible hairs are visible. Disclaimer : Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Mimicry and variation in natural populations of Eristalis tenax". Parker Last updated 25 April, - am. Colour discrimination in the drone fly Eristalis tenax. The scientific name was proposed by Pierre André Latreille in Canadian Entomologist Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
Larva: The following information is from Metcalf Second series. Eristalis tenax is a large, stocky bee mimic. Hidden categories: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list Articles with 'species' microformats.
Plant Biology. The adult drone fly can be over half an inch in length. Keith Waldron, Cornell University. Plant Biology.