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  • Aguilera, A., A. Cid, and B. J. Regueiro, 1999. Intestinal Myiasis Caused by Eristalis tenax. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 September; 37(9): 3082.
  • Eristalis tenax (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Golding YC, Ennos AR, Edmunds M. 2001. Similarity in flight behaviour between the honeybee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and its presumed mimic, the dronefly Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae). The Journal of Experimental Biology 204: 139-145.
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  • Hilty, J. Editor. 2015. Insect Visitors of Illinois Wildflowers.  World Wide Web electronic publication., version (03/2015) 
    See:   Abbreviations for Insect ActivitiesAbbreviations for Scientific ObserversReferences for behavioral observations
  • Ilse D. 1949. Colour discrimination in the drone fly Eristalis tenax. Nature 163: 255-256.
  • Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis.. 1, 824 pp. Holmiae [= Stockholm]: L. Salvii.
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  • van der Valk, A. 2006. The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 173 p.


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