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Hoverfly January 2008-5.jpg
Meliscaeva auricollis female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Syrphini
Genus: Meliscaeva
Frey, 1946

Meliscaeva is a genus of hoverflies.[1]

They have bar eyes, bare metasternum, bare metapisternum, the anterior anepisternum is usually pillose. Wing margin with a series of minute closely spaced black maculae on posterior margin.

Mostly Oriental, however, Meliscaeva cinctella is widely distributed in North America and Europe.



  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. & Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. 


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