Platycheirus podagratus

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Platycheirus podagratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Platycheirus
Subgenus: Platycheirus
Species: P. podagratus
Binomial name
Platycheirus podagratus
(Zetterstedt, 1838)
Synonyms

Platycheirus podagratus is a species of hoverfly. It is found in the Holarctic.[1][2]

Description[edit]

External images For terms, see: Morphology of Diptera.
Tibiae 1 is strongly and rapidly broadened on apical third (slightly narrower apically than preapically). Leg 3 is black with yellow knee. Abdomen is slender.

See references for determination.[3] [4] [5] [6]

Distribution[edit]

Palearctic: Fennoscandia south to the Pyrenees, Ireland eastward through Northern Europe and mountainous parts of Central Europe into Russia and on to Southeast Siberia. Nearctic: Alberta and Ontario.[7] [8] [9]

Biology[edit]

Habitat: Fen, margins of lakes, rivers and brooks in unimproved grassland, taiga and moor; unimproved montane and alpine grassland.[10] It flies end of May to mid-August.

References[edit]

  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. 167 pages. ISBN 1-870393-54-6. 
  3. ^ Van Veen, M. (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe: identification keys to the Syrphidae. 256pp. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht.addendum.
  4. ^ Van der Goot, V.S. (1981). De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux. KNNV, Uitgave no. 32: 275pp. Amsterdam.
  5. ^ Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988). Keys to the Insects of the European Part of the USSR, Volume V: Diptera and Siphonaptera, Part I. Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi. ISBN 81-205-0080-6.
  6. ^ Coe, R.L. (1953). "Diptera: Syrphidae". Handbks. Ident. Br. Insects 10(1): 1-98. R. Ent. Soc. London. pdf.
  7. ^ Fauna Europaea.
  8. ^ Peck, L.V. (1988). "Syrphidae". In: Soos, A. & Papp, L. (eds.). Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera 8: 11-230. Akad. Kiado, Budapest.
  9. ^ Vockeroth, J.R. (1992). The Flower Flies of the Subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland (Diptera: Syrphidae). Part 18. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Government Pub Centre. pp. 1–456. ISBN 0-660-13830-1. 
  10. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp.