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SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

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
Species Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli, 1763) (a hoverfly)     11    
Species Eristalinus sepulchralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (a hoverfly)     8    
Species Eupeodes corollae (Fabricius, 1794) (a hoverfly)   10 11    
Species Eupeodes luniger (Meigen, 1822) (a hoverfly)   12 15    
Species Melanogaster hirtella (Loew, 1843) (a hoverfly)     15    
Subfamily MICRODONTINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 2        
Species Microdon analis (Macquart, 1842) (a hoverfly)   10      
Species Microdon myrmicae Schönrogge et al., 2002 (a hoverfly)     8   1
Informal (Microdon mutabilis agg.) (a group of hoverflies) 2        
Species Microdon myrmicae Schönrogge et al., 2002 (a hoverfly)     8   1
Subfamily MILESIINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 66 433 500 24 25
Subfamily SYRPHINAE (a subfamily of hoverflies) 33 166 306 9 10

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., 2011 A review of extra and potential extra hoverflies
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 20 general literature references to SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

SYRPHIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(two-winged flies)
(short-horned flies)
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 361 feeding and other relationships of SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

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