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 eyes close-up

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


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]

Photos of Californian specimens


  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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