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Syrphus May 2008-1.jpg
Syrphus ribesii male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Syrphini
Genus: Syrphus
Fabricius, 1775
Type species
Musca ribesii
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Syrphidis Goffe, 1933
Image by Harold Maxwell-Lefroy - Life history of Syrphus

Syrphus is a genus of hoverflies.[1] It can be distinguished from other genera of the tribe Syrphini because it is the only genus that has long hairs on the upper surface of the lower lobe of the calypter. (as well as hairs on the rear margin of the calypter as in most Syrphini)[1]



  1. ^ a b Stubbs, Alan E. & Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. ISBN 0-9502891-4-0. 
  2. ^ Wakeham-Dawson, A.; Jones, A.G.; Thompson, F.C. (2009). "Falkland Islands Syrphidae (Diptera)". Dipterists Digest. Second series. UK: Dipterists Forum. 16 (1): 65–71. ISSN 0953-7260. 
  3. ^ Marinoni, Luciane; Thompson, F.C. (2003). "Flower flies of southeastern Brazil (Diptera: Syrphidae) Part I. Introduction and new species". Studia dipterologica. Studia dipterologica. 10 (2): 565–578. ISSN 0945-3954. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Bugguide, many photos.