Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Syrphus

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Syrphus are common black and yellow hoverflies in the garden and along forest edges. They inhabit a variety of habitats, but prefer woodlands and shrubs. Males can be found hovering 1-5 metres above the ground, apparently guarding an air space. The larvae of Syrphus are aphid predators. Syrphus contain broad-bodied, black and yellow flies with a pollinose, greenishblack thorax. The face never has a black facial stripe, but the mouth edge may be black. They are most easily confused with Parasyrphus species. Most Parasyrphus are smaller and have a black facial stripe (except for two species). The key is based on Barendregt, Vockeroth and Goeldlin de Tiefenau. This chapter contains diagrammatic representations of Syrphus nitidifrons, head of male; Syrphus nitidifrons, habitus of female; larva of Syrphus torvus; and Syrphus vitripennis, habitus of male.

Keywords: Parasyrphus species; shrubs; Syrphus nitidifrons; Syrphus vitripennis; Syrphus; woodlands

10.1163/9789004274495_072
/content/books/b9789004274495s072
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Hoverflies of Northwest Europe — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation