Flowering Plants Visited by Eristalis sp. in Illinois
(observations are from Estes & Thorp and Reader)
Ericaceae: Andromeda glaucophylla fq (Rd), Chamaedaphne calyculata (Rd), Vaccinium oxycoccos (Rd); Onagraceae: Ludwigia peploides glabrescens fp np (ET)
larva of Eristalis feeds on dung/debris wet manure of Mammalia
Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
larva of Rhembobius is endoparasitoid of larva of Eristalis
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:669
Specimens with Barcodes:610
Species With Barcodes:40
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Eristalis sp. nov.
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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 is a large genus of around 99 species, and is subdivided into several subgenera and species groups (Eristalomyia, Eristalis, Eoseristalis etc.).
Eristalis abusiva female
Eristalis arbustorum female
Eristalis horticola male
Eristalis interrupta female
Eristalis picea male
Eristalis pertinax female
Eristalis tenax male
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- Thompson, F. Christian (1997). "Revision of the Eristalis flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of the Americas south of the United States." (PDF). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Washington D.C.: Entomological Society of Washington) 99: 209–237. ISSN 0013-8797. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
- Thompson, F. Christian (2003). "Austalis, a new genus of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with revisionary notes on related genera" (pdf Adobe/Acobat). Zootaxa (New Zealand: Magnolia Press) 246: 1–19. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
- Wakeham-Dawson, A.; Jones, A.G.; Thompson, F.C. (2009). "Falkland Islands Syrphidae (Diptera)". Dipterists Digest. Second series (UK: Dipterists Forum) 16 (1): 65–71. ISSN 0953-7260.
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