Platycheirus nielseni

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Platycheirus nielseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Platycheirus
Subgenus: Platycheirus
Species: P. nielseni
Binomial name
Platycheirus nielseni
Vockeroth, 1990

Platycheirus nielseni is a Holarctic species of hoverfly. [1][2]


External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Tibiae 2 uniformly broadened from base towards apex then becoming smaller and then swelling strongly on apical 1/5. [3]


Palearctic Fennoscandia South to northern France (Vosges).Ireland Eastwards through Northern Europe and Central Europe, northern Italy to EuropeanRussia; Siberia Nearctic Alaska through Canada and South through the Rocky mountains to Colorado. [4]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp.