Simosyrphus grandicornis

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Simosyrphus grandicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Simosyrphus
Species: S. grandicornis
Binomial name
Simosyrphus grandicornis
(Macquart, 1842)
  • Metasyrphus fasciatus Shiraki, 1963
  • Syrphus australiensis Goot, 1964
  • Syrphus corollae vitiensis Bezzi, 1928
  • Syrphus grandicornis Macquart, 1842
  • Syrphus huttoni Goot, 1964
  • Syrphus melanurus Bigot, 1884
  • Syrphus obesus Hutton, 1901
  • Syrphus pusillus Macquart, 1847
  • Syrphus sydneyensis Macquart, 1846

Simosyrphus grandicornis is an Australasian species of hoverfly, and is one of the two most common hoverflies in Australia, alongside Melangyna viridiceps.[1] It has been introduced to a number of Polynesian Islands and Hawaii.[2]

Midair mating of S. grandicornis


  1. ^ E. Soleyman-Nezhadiyan & R. Laughlin (1998). "Voracity of larvae, rate of development in eggs, larvae and pupae, and flight seasons of adults of the hoverflies Melangyna viridiceps Macquart and Symosyrphus grandicornis Macquart (Diptera: Syrphidae)". Australian Journal of Entomology. 37 (3): 243–248. doi:10.1111/j.1440-6055.1998.tb01578.x. 
  2. ^ Starr, Forest; Starr, Kim (2007). "Insects of Hawaii - Simosyrphus grandicornis". Hawaiian: Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR). Retrieved June 2, 2009. 

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