Melanostoma

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Melanostoma
Hoverfly February 2009-1.jpg
Melanostoma scalare female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Bacchini
Genus: Melanostoma
Schiner, 1860
Type species
Musca millina[1]
Linnaeus, 1758
Melanostoma sp., oviposition

Melanostoma is a large genus of hoverflies.[2] Little is known of their biology, but they are suspected to be general predators of small insects in leaf litter.[3][4]

Species[5][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s 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. 
  2. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd ed.). London: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. ISBN 1-899935-03-7. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Van Veen, M.P. (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae (Hardback). Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 90-5011-199-8. 
  5. ^ "Melanostoma". Encyclopedia of Life, available from http://eol.org/pages/25610/entries/33710029/overview. Accessed on 25 January, 2012