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A review of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Surinam, with a key to the Neotropical genera

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The fauna of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Surinam is reviewed, based on a recent field survey by the author and a re-evaluation of previously collected material, mostly deposited in the RMNH collection (Leiden). A key to all 28 Neotropical genera of the subfamily is given. A total number of 42 species belonging to 13 genera are recorded from Surinam. Habitus photographs of all species are given. Compared with the checklist of Van Doesburg (1966), 24 species are added and five are removed. The following new species are described: Domodon peperpotensis sp. n., Microdon (Microdon) colakriki sp. n., Peradon satyricus sp. n. and Peradon sciarus sp. n. Five possibly new species are left unnamed, pending revisionary work of the species groups they belong to. A neotype is designated for Aphritis angustus Macquart, 1846. The following new synonymies are proposed: Microdon instabilis Wiedemann, 1830 = Microdon aurifex Wiedemann, 1830 jun. syn. n., Microdon batesi Shannon, 1927 = Microdon beebei Curran, 1936 syn. n.

Affiliations: 1: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.


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