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Hoverfly December 2007-6.jpg
Syrphus ribesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Aschiza
Superfamily: Syrphoidea

Syrphidae - hover and drone flies
Pipunculidae - big-headed flies

Syrphoidea is a superfamily of flies containing only two families under present classification, one of which (Syrphidae) has a great number of the most common and familiar flies.

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