Melanostoma mellinum

Flower Fly / Hover Fly


Melanostoma mellinum, Syrphid Fly image, family Syrphidae

 

Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Syrphinae

Length: 6-8 mm

 

This wide-ranging species is found from Alaska to Quebec, and from Oregon to Alabama. It is also found in Europe.

Over most of its range adults are flying from April to August.

The unusual green halteres are a key trait of Melanostoma mellinum.

 


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