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

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 1549 images of SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of SYRPHIDAE (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies, hoverfly)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs

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: http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/insects/index.htm 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: http://syrphidae.3644.co.uk/ British Hoverflies

Larvae

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

Tribes

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

General Works

Syrphidae mailing list: http://lists.nottingham.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/syrphidae Syrphidae mailing list
UK Hoverflies discussion group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/UK-Hoverflies UK Hoverflies discussion group
Ball, S., Morris, R. Rotheray, G. & Watt, K., 2011 Atlas of the Hoverflies of Great Britain (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Ball, S.G. & Morris, R.K.A, 2000 Provisional atlas of British hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Hoverfly Recording Scheme: http://www.hoverfly.org.uk Hoverfly Recording Scheme
The evolution of imperfect mimicry in hoverflies: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/96/1/ImperfectMimicry.pdf The evolution of imperfect mimicry in hoverflies
Morris, R.K.A. & Ball, S.G., 2002 An introduction to British hoverflies and the Hoverfly Recording Scheme
Nowakowski, M. & Pywell, R. Habitat creation and management for pollinators

Acid mires

Boyce, D., 2004 A review of the invertebrate assemblages of acid mires

Newsletters

Hoverfly Recording Scheme Newsletter Journal

Regional

Gammelmo, Ø. & Nielson, T.R., 2008 Further records of Hoverfly species (Diptera, Syrphidae) in Norway

SYRPHIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
BRACHYCERA
(short-horned flies)
Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
Aschiza
(hover, drone, big-headed, scuttle, flat-footed, big-footed & pointed-wing flies)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

SYRPHIDAE is associated with:

adult Orchis militaris - Soldier Orchid, Military Orchid (Asparagales: Orchidaceae) adult pollinates or fertilises flower Harrap, A. & S., 2009
larva Gastrophysa viridula - Green Dock Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) larva is predator of larva Cox, M.L., 2007

There may be more taxa associated with Syrphidae listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)

Associated with SYRPHIDAE:

(mostly aphidivorous) larva (mostly aphidivorous) larva is parasitoid host of larva Diplazontinae - diplazontine ichneumon wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) Major Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982
adult adult is predated by pitcher Sarracenia flava - Trumpets (Ericales: Sarraceniaceae) Major Captivity
aphidivorous larva aphidivorous larva is parasitoid host of larva Campocraspedon caudatus - a diplazontine ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982
aphidivorous larva aphidivorous larva is parasitoid host of larva Phthorima compressa - a diplazontine ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) UK/Ireland Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982
aphidivorous larva aphidivorous larva is parasitoid host of larva Tymmophorus rufiventris - a diplazontine ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982
aphidivorous larva aphidivorous larva is parasitoid host of larva Woldstedtius biguttatus - a diplazontine ichneumon (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) UK/Ireland Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982
larva larva is predated by nymph Troilus luridus - Bronze Shieldbug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) UK/Ireland Hawkins, R.D., 1985

Syrphidae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DIPTERA
(two-winged flies)
Muscomorpha
(hover, scuttle, acalypterate, dung, house & parasitoid flies, blue/green bottles)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
Fitton, M.G. & Rotheray, M.E., 1982 A key to the European genera of Diplazontine ichneumon-flies with notes on the British fauna
Harrap, A. & S., 2009 Orchids of Britain & Ireland: a field and site guide
Hawkins, R.D., 1985 Some foods of Heteroptera larvae in the wild
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