|Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalis transversus||[return to Home Page]|
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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalis transversus
Common Name: flower fly
Photographer: Spiro Savov
Identifier: F. C. Thompson
Location: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
This fly came from a sample in alcohol from a Malaise trap. Unfortunately, the alcohol often reduces the quality of a flower fly specimen by causing some parts to crinkle, deforming its wings and other parts, fading it, or a combination of these things.