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Platycheirus clypeatus female
Scientific classification

  • Platychirus authors

Platycheirus is a large genus of hoverflies.[1]


Subgenus: Carposcalis Enderlein, 1938

Subgenus: Eocheilosia Hull, 1949[4]

Subgenus: Pachysphyria Enderlein, 1938

Subgenus: Platycheirus le Peletier & Serville, 1828

Subgenus: Pseudoplatychirus Doesburg, 1955

Subgenus: Pyrophaena Schiner, 1860 - often considered a full genus.


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