Platynochaetus setosus

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Platynochaetus setosus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Platynochaetus
Species: P. setosus
Binomial name
Platynochaetus setosus
Fabricius, 1794

Platynochaetus setosus is a species of hoverfly, from the family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera. It can be found from March to May in evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) woodland in Spain, Portugal and other countries around the western mediterranean. [1][2]


  1. ^ Irwin, A.G. (2012). "The hoverfly Platynochaetus setosus (Fabricius) (Diptera, Syrphidae) found alive in Britain". Dipterists Digest (Second Series). 19: 99. 
  2. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp.