walwyn Sun, 04/05/2009 - 01:33
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A large tribe of hoverflies, family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera. The tribe has two types of body shape 'wasp-like' and 'bee-like' . The genus is most easily recognised by the strong loop in the wing vein R4+5.


Loop in r4+5 vein in Eristalini genus hoverfly


NOTE: In the wasp like species in the genus Helophilus, Parhelophilus, Anasimyia, and Lejops the eyes of the males do not meet.