Melangyna novaezelandiae

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Melangyna novaezelandiae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Melangyna
Species: M. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Melangyna novaezelandiae
(Macquart, 1855)

Melangyna novaezelandiae is a hoverfly native to New Zealand.[1] It is a successful pollinator of a large range of plants that are both native and exotic to the New Zealand flora. This hoverfly forages with rapid movements followed by stationary periods. M. novaezelandiae is widespread throughout New Zealand.[1]

It is sometimes referred to as Melangyna novaezealandiae [2] although this name is a less frequently used misspelling of the name in the original species description by Macquart (1855).[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Parkinson, Brian (2007). A Photographic Guide To The Insects Of New Zealand. New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd. ISBN 9781869661519.
  2. ^ New Zealand Organisms Register (2013)
  3. ^ Ximo Mengual. Melangyna (Austrosyrphus) novaezelandiae (Macquart).
  4. ^ Macquart, P. J. M. (1855). Dipteres exotiques nouveaux ou peu connus. 5e supplement. Mémoirs de la Société Royale des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts, de Lille. 2(1), 25-156, 7 pls.