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SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # macrophotos Date Vice-county Country
Syrphidae Pupa 11 11 29 Jun 2006 East Sussex England


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Subfamily MICRODONTINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 1 10      
Subfamily MILESIINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 61        
Tribe Cheilosiini (a tribe of hoverflies) 15 29 98 6 7
Tribe Chrysogastrini (a tribe of hoverflies) 7   33 3 1
Tribe Eristalini (a tribe of hoverflies) 16 144 84 3 2
Tribe Merodontini (bulb flies) 3 14 33   2
Tribe Pipizini (a tribe of hoverflies) 2   25   2
Tribe Sericomyiini (a tribe of hoverflies) 3 26     2
Tribe Volucellini (a tribe of hoverflies) 6 128 16   4
Tribe Xylotini (a tribe of hoverflies) 9 52 62   4
Subfamily SYRPHINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 32        
Tribe Bacchini (a tribe of hoverflies) 8 13 72   1
Tribe Paragini (a tribe of hoverflies) 1   2   1
Tribe Syrphini (a tribe of hoverflies) 23 175 153 9 9

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ball, S. & Morris, R., 2013 Britain's Hoverflies: an introduction to the hoverflies of Britain
Coe, R.L., 1953 Diptera: Syrphidae
Photos of Insects: Photos of Insects
Gilbert, F.S., 1993 Hoverflies
Rotheray, G.E., 1989 (Key to adults of aphidivorous species. ) Aphid Predators
Stubbs, A.E. & Falk, S.J., 1983 British Hoverflies (ed 1)
Stubbs, A.E. & Falk, S.J., 2002 British Hoverflies (ed 2)
Stubbs, A.E., 1986 British Hoverflies - 1st Supplement
Stubbs, A.E., 1996 British Hoverflies - 2nd supplement
van Veen, M., 2004 Hoverflies of Northwest Europe: Identification keys to the Syrphidae
British Hoverflies: British Hoverflies


Rotheray, G.E., 1989 (Keys to larvae of aphidivorous species.

In first couplet: translucent larvae count as "otherwise coloured". )
Aphid Predators
Rotheray, G.E., 1993 Colour Guide to Hoverfly Larvae (Diptera, Syrphidae) in Britain and Europe


Ball, S.G., 2008 Colour Key to the Tribes of the Syrphidae

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 17 general literature references to SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies)

SYRPHIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(two-winged flies)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 360 feeding and other relationships of SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies)

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