Melanostoma mellinum

Flower Fly / Hover Fly

Melanostoma mellinum, Syrphid Fly image, family Syrphidae


Family: Syrphidae

Subfamily: Syrphinae


This wide-ranging species is found in northern climes, from Alaska to Quebec, and from Oregon to Alabama. It is also found in Europe.

Adults are flying in West Virginia from April to August.

The unusual green halteres are a key trait of Melanostoma mellinum.




Insects of West Virginia