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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Paragodon
Thompson, 1969[1]
Type species
Paragodon paragoides
Thompson, 1969[1]

Paragodon is a genus of hoverflies. The one known species is a small (4–5 mm) fly which differ from other species by simple male genitalia, and was considered the most primitive microdontine species.[2]


Larvae are unknown, but almost probably feed as scavengers in the nest of the ants.


They are native to South America.[2]



  1. ^ a b c Thompson, F. Christian (1969). "A New Genus of Microdontine Flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with Notes on the Placement of the Subfamily" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Psyche. Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge Entomological Club. 76 (1): 74–85. doi:10.1155/1969/62102. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b Cheng, Xin-Yue; Thompson, F. Christian (2008). "A generic conspectus of the Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of two new genera from Africa and China" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1879: 21–48. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2009-09-11.