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Chrysogaster solstitialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Brachyopini
Genus: Chrysogaster
Meigen, 1803
Type species
Musca cemiteriorum
Linnaeus, 1758

Chrysogaster is a genus of small hoverflies in the subfamily Eristalinae.[1] They are dark or black with shiny colourful reflections and can often be seen visiting flowers in damp marshy areas where the aquatic larvae live. Species in the related genera Melanogaster, Orthonevra, Lejogaster and Riponnensia were formerly treated as members of Chrysogaster.



  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd (revised) ed.). British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp. ISBN 0-9502891-3-2. 
  2. ^ "Chrysogaster Meigen, 1803." Encyclopedia of Life, available from Accessed 09 Jan 2012
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Smith, Kenneth G.V.; Vockeroth, J.R. (1980). Crosskey, R.W., ed. Catalogue of the Diptera of the Afrotropical Region (Print). London: British museum (Natural History). pp. 1– 1436. ISBN 0565 00821 8.