Doros profuges

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Doros profuges
Fauna Germanica, Diptera (6046265968).jpg
Doros profuges depicted in Fauna Germanica
Doros profuges as Syrphus conopseus in Meigen Europäischen Zweiflügeligen (figure 15)
Scientific classification
D. profuges
Binomial name
Doros profuges
Harris, 1780

Doros profuges is a Palearctic species of hoverfly.[2][3][4]


External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera

The wing length is 11·25-13·25 mm. Large fly resembling a wasp. Strikingly petiolate abdomen and dark costal margin of wing. Abdomen with 3 yellow bands, thorax black with yellow bands at the sides. [5] [6] [7][8] The male genitalia are figured by Vockeroth (1969).[9]


Palaearctic South Fennoscandia southwards to central Spain. Ireland east through Central and South Europe and on through Russia and the Russian Far East to the Pacific coast and Japan and South into China.[10][11]

Corylus habitat in Spain


Occurs particularly in woodlands, on rotten tree-trunks, and on trunks from which sap is flowing. The habitat is Oak and Ash woodland and Hazel scrub, unimproved pastures invaded by scrub (including Rubus and Yew).[12] Arboreal and elusive. In open situations, adults fly along the edge of scrub, often around Rubus fruticosus thickets, on which they settle.Flowers visited include umbellifers, ox-eye daisy, dropwort, Rubus.[13]

The flight period is short - from the end of May into June (July at high altitudes). The larva is believed to be an ant commensal.


  1. ^ Matsumura, Shōnen (1916). Thousand insects of Japan. Additamenta. 2 (Diptera). Tokyo: Keisei-sha. pp. 185-474 + [4], pls. 16-25.
  2. ^ Ball, S.G.; Morris, R.K.A. (2000). Provisional atlas of British hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Monks Wood, UK: Biological Record Centre. pp. 167 pages. ISBN 1-870393-54-6.
  3. ^ Morris, Roger, K. A. (1999). Hoverflies of Surrey. Surrey Wildlife Trust. p. 244. ISBN 0-9526065-3-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp.
  5. ^ Van Veen, M. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe: identification keys to the Syrphidae. 256pp. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht.ISBN 90-5011-199-8 addendum
  6. ^ Van der Goot,V.S. (1981) De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux. KNNV, Uitgave no.32: 275pp. Amsterdam.
  7. ^ Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988) Keys to the Insects of the European Part of the USSR, Volume V: Diptera and Siphonaptera, Part I. Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi. ISBN 81-205-0080-6.
  8. ^ Coe, R.L. (1953) Diptera: Syrphidae. Handbks.ident.Br.insects, 10(1): 1-98. R.ent.Soc.London. pdf
  9. ^ Vockeroth J.R. (1969) A revision of the genera of the Syrphini (Diptera: Syrphidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 62: 1 –176.
  10. ^ Fauna Europaea
  11. ^ Peck, L.V. (1988) Syrphidae. In: Soos, A. & Papp, L. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera, 8: 11-230. Akad.Kiado, Budapest.
  12. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp.
  13. ^ de Buck, N. (1990) Bloembezoek en bestuivingsecologie van Zweefvliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) in het bijzonder voor België. Doc.Trav. IRSNB, no.60, 1-167.

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