Afromicrodon

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Afromicrodon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Afromicrodon
Thompson, 2008[1]
Type species
Microdon johannae
van Doesburg, 1957

Afromicrodon is an African genus of hoverflies. The species of the Afromicrodon genus were previously and erroneously placed in the genus Ceratophya.[1]

Afromicrodon species are recognized among the Microdontinae by them lacking an appendix on vein R4+5, having short antennae about as long as the face or shorter, and a simple basoflagellomere and simple scutellum without calcar. The abdomen is oval.[1]

Distribution[edit]

All currently known species are restricted to Madagascar and the Comoros Islands.

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