Parocyptamus

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Parocyptamus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Parocyptamus
Shiraki, 1930
Type species
Parocyptamus sonamii
Shiraki, 1930

Parocyptamus is a genus of hoverflies, with two known species. The critical characteristic is the narrow, elongated abdomen.[1]

Biology[edit]

Larvae feed as scavengers in the nest of the ants.

Distribution[edit]

They are native to parts of Asia.[1]

Species[edit]

Parocyptamus sonamii Shiraki, 1930

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.