Melanostoma scalare (Fabricius, 1794)
(a hoverfly)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMelanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
GenusMelanostoma (a genus of hoverflies)
TribeBacchini (a tribe of hoverflies)
SubfamilySYRPHINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies)
FamilySYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)
SuperfamilySYRPHOIDEA (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies & big-headed flies)
Series Aschiza (hover, drone, big-headed, scuttle, flat-footed, big-footed & pointed-wing flies)
InfraorderMuscomorpha (hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
SuborderBRACHYCERA (short-horned flies)
OrderDIPTERA (two-winged flies)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly) :
1: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
21 Aug 2011 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Female, settled on Skimmia leaf
Image 1: Female - abdomen - highly enlargedImage 2: Female - dorsal view - wings together - highly enlarged - white backgroundImage 3: Female - head and forelegs - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 4: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - magnifiedImage 5: Female - head and thorax - lateral view - magnifiedImage 6: Female - head - anterior view - magnifiedImage 7: Female - head - antero-dorsal view - magnifiedImage 8: Female - head - lateral view - magnifiedImage 9: Female - ventral view - highly enlarged - white backgroundImage 10: Wing - highly enlarged - white background
2: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
3 Aug 2007 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Hoverflies killed by Entomophthora muscae on False Oat Grass inflorescence
Image 1: False Oat Grass inflorescence with dead hoverfliesImage 2: False Oat Grass inflorescence with dead hoverflies - close-upImage 3: Dead hoverflies - close-up - enlargedImage 4: Dead hoverflies - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 5: Dead hoverflies - close-up - enlarged (3)Image 6: Dead hoverfly - close-up - enlargedImage 7: Dead hoverfly - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 8: Female - dorsal view - close-up - highly enlargedImage 9: Female - head - anterior view - close-up - highly enlargedImage 10: Infected abdomen - lateral view - close-up - magnifiedImage 11: Infected female - lateral view - close-up - highly enlarged
3: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
12 Apr 1998 OSGR: SU97 51° 30' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
at Dandelion flower
Image 1: Female - dorsal view - wings apartImage 2: Female - dorsal view - wings togetherImage 3: Female - lateral view - white background
4: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
12 Apr 1998 OSGR: SU97 51° 30' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
at Dandelion flower
Image 1: Male - dorsal view - wings apartImage 2: Male - four views
5: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
12 Apr 1998 OSGR: SU97 51° 30' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
at Dandelion flower
Image 1: Male - dorsal view - wings apartImage 2: Male - ventral and dorsal view
6: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
26 Aug 1971 OSGR: TQ20 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Image 1: Female - dorso-lateral view - enlargedImage 2: Female - lateral view - enlargedImage 3: Female - lateral view - enlarged (2)
7: Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
26 Aug 1971 OSGR: TQ20 50° 50' N, 0° 10' W Vice County: East Sussex (VC 14) England
Female
Image 1: Female - lateral view - enlarged

Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Melanostoma scalare (a hoverfly)
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