Eristalinus taeniops

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Eristalinus taeniops
Eristalinus June 2014-1.jpg
Eristalinus taeniops, male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Eristalinus
Subgenus: Eristalodes
Species: E. taeniops
Binomial name
Eristalinus taeniops
(Wiedemann, 1818)
Eristalinus taeniops, male eyes close-up

Eristalinus taeniops is a species of hoverfly, also known as the band-eyed drone fly.


Portugal, Spain and around the Mediterranean, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, North Africa, the Canary Islands, the Caucasus, Eastern parts of Afrotropical region to South Africa, Nepal, Northern Pakistan, Iran, and Northern India.[1] Introduced to parts of North America (California and Florida).

See also[edit]

Photos of Californian specimens


  1. ^ Hassan Ghahari; Rüstem Hayat; Mehrdad Tabari; Hadi Ostovan (2008). "Hover Flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) From Rice Fields and Around Grasslands of Northern Iran" (PDF). Munis Entomology & Zoology. Ankara, Turkey: Munis Research Group. 3 (1): 275–284. Retrieved 6 January 2009.