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Brachyopa scutellaris, North Wales, May 2014 (16897213183).jpg
Brachyopa scutellaris museum specimen
Brachyopa spp.jpg
Brachyopa sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Brachyopini
Genus: Brachyopa
Meigen, 1822
Type species
Musca conica
Panzer, 1798

Brachyopa is a genus of hoverflies[1][2][3] whose grey and brown colouration is unusual for this family and these flies can easily be overlooked amongst members of other fly families. The larvae can be found under the bark of dead branches and trees in decaying sap.



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  2. ^ Ball, S.G.; Morris, R.K.A. (2000). Provisional atlas of British hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Monks Wood, UK: Biological Record Centre. pp. 167 pages. ISBN 1-870393-54-6. 
  3. ^ Veen, M.P. van (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae (Hardback). Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 90-5011-199-8. 
  4. ^ "Brachyopa Meigen, 1822." Encyclopedia of Life, available from Retrieved 8 Jan 2012
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