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Sphegina montana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Brachyopini
Genus: Sphegina
Meigen, 1822
Type species
Milesia clunipes
Fallén, 1816

Sphegina is a genus of small, slender hoverflies associated with woodlands.[1][2][3][4] They are widespread throughout Eurasia and North America.[5]


Subgenus: Asiosphegina


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