Eristalinus megacephalus

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Eristalinus megacephalus
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Eristalinus megacephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Eristalinus
Species: E. megacephalus[1]
Binomial name
Eristalinus megacephalus
Rossi, 1794[2]
Synonyms
  • Eristalis fasciatus
    Germar, 1844
  • Eristalis laetus
    Wiedemann, 1830
  • Eristalis obscuritarsis
    Meijere, 1908
  • Eristalis pallinevris
    Macquart, 1842
  • Eristalis quinquefasciatus
    Schiner, 1849
  • Eristalis quinquevittatus
    Macquart, 1849
  • Eristalis ridens
    Walker, 1849
  • Lathyrophthalmus ishigakiensis
    Shiraki, 1968

Eristalinus megacephalus is a species of hoverfly.

Description[edit]

Eristalinus megacephalus has a dark abdomen and golden horizonal stripes. It has a large head and gold-colored compound eyes with pale purple spots. It is a good pollinator, and uses Batesian mimicry to look like Hymenoptera and scare away predators.[3]

Distribution[edit]

Eristalinus megacephalus can be found in non-marine regions[4] of South Africa, Egypt, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, India, Java, and Guam.[5]

Photo Gallery[edit]

Hoverfly on a Desi Badam
Fly (Eristalinus megacephalus)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Animal Diversity Web: Eristalinus megacephalus". 2014 Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "The World of Syrphidae: Eristalinus megacephalus Rossi, 1994". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Animalandia: Eristalinus megacephalus, Rossi, 1794 (Spanish)". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Encyclopedia of Life: Eristalinus megacephalus". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Global Species: Eristalinus megacephalus". Myers Enterprises II 2009-2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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