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Psilota anthracina Figure 1 in Meigen Europäischen Zweiflügeligen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Merodontini
Genus: Psilota
Meigen, 1822

Psilota is a genus of small black hoverflies with long wings, from the family Syrphidae, in the order Diptera. Thy are one of the few hoverfly genera that do not have a venia spuria in the wings.[1] The larvae feed on tree sap.[2]



  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. & Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp. 
  3. ^ Barkalov, A.V. "Syrphidae collection of Siberian Zoological Museum". Novosibirsk, Russia: the Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 

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