Carreramyia flava

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Carreramyia flava
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Carreramyia
Species: C. flava
Binomial name
Carreramyia flava
Sack, 1941


Distinguished from C. megacephalus and C. megacera by the striped pattern of the abdomen. From C. tigrina it differs by the mostly yellow scutum, the entirely yellow scutellum, the hind leg with its femur wider than its tibia, the presence of an arista in the female and the shape of the female basoflagellomere.


HOLOTYPE. Female. PERU. Label 1 (green): " Peru – Rosalina / 28.8.0 3 / Urubambafl."; label 2 (green): "Coll. W. Schnuse / 1911 - 3 "; label 3: [female sign]; label 4: " Ceratophya / flava Schnuse "; label 5 (orange): " 16 a. /? Ceratophya Wied? / flava sp. nov. "; label 6: "Staatl. Museum für / Tierkunde, Dresden". Coll. SNSD.