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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Spheginobaccha
de Meijere, 1908
Type species
Sphegina macropoda
Bigot, 1883
  • Dexiosyrphus Hull, 1944

Spheginobaccha is a genus of hoverflies, with 15 known species.[1] The genus is readily separated from other microdons by the incomplete metathoracic bridge, round/oval basoflagellomere, occiput with a dorsolateral crease, and other characters.[2]


Larvae are found in ant nests.


They are native to Africa (five species) and Asia (eight species).[2]


The macropoda group (Asia):[3]

The rotundiceps group (South Africa):[3]

The perialla group (Malawi):[3]

The ruginosa group (Madagascar):


  1. ^ Reemer, Menno; Ståhls, Gunilla (2013). "Generic revision and species classification of the Microdontinae (Diptera, Syrphidae)". ZooKeys. 288: 1–213. doi:10.3897/zookeys.288.4095. PMC 3690914Freely accessible. PMID 23798897. 
  2. ^ a b Cheng, Xin-Yue; Thompson, F. Christian (2008). "A generic conspectus of the Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of two new genera from Africa and China" (PDF Adobe Acrobat). Zootaxa. New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 1879: 21–48. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Thompson, F.C. (1974). "The genus Spheginobaccha de Meijere (Diptera: Syrphidae)". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 100: 255–287. JSTOR 25078156.