Physical Description

Diagnostic Description


Eristalinus (Eristalodes) taeniops (Wiedemann, 1818).

Wiedemann, C.R.W. (1818) Neue Insecten vom Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung. (Wiedemann's) Zoologische Magazin 1(2): 40-48.

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Source: Flower flies (Syrphidae)


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Eristalinus taeniops

Eristalinus taeniops, male, dorsal view
Eristalinus taeniops, eyes close-up

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

Distribution[edit source | edit]

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

See also[edit source | edit]

Photos of Californian specimens

References[edit source | edit]

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