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Field Abundance and Performance of Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) on Soybean Aphid

Trap Evaluations for Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Do hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) sound like the Hymenoptera they morphologically resemble?

Sampling Methods for Assessing Syrphid Biodiversity (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Tropical Forests

Breeding of Ornidia obesa (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae) on Pig Carcasses in Brazil

Relative Attractiveness of Potential Beneficial Insectary Plants to Aphidophagous Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Provisioning Floral Resources to Attract Aphidophagous Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) Useful for Pest Management in Central Spain

Mimicry in hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): a field test of the competitive mimicry hypothesis

Flower constancy in the hoverflies Episyrphus balteatus (Degeer) and Syrphus ribesii (L.) (Syrphidae)

Hoverfly (Syrphidae) Communities Respond to Varying Structural Retention After Harvesting in Canadian Peatland Black Spruce Forests

Relative Frequencies of Visits to Selected Insectary Plants by Predatory Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae), Other Beneficial Insects, and Herbivores

Facilitation Among Saproxylic Insects Inhabiting Tree Hollows in a Mediterranean Forest: The Case of Cetonids (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae) and Syrphids (Diptera: Syrphidae)

The response of ground-dwelling spiders (Araneae) and hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) to afforestation assessed using within-site tracking

Open and Disturbed Habitats Support Higher Diversity of Syrphidae (Diptera)? A Case Study During Three Yr of Sampling in a Fragment of Araucaria Forest in Southern Brazil

Shift in Phenotypic Variation Coupled With Rapid Loss of Genetic Diversity in Captive Populations of Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae): Consequences for Rearing and Potential Commercial Use

The Influence of Vegetation and Landscape Structural Connectivity on Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperiidae), Carabids (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Syrphids (Diptera: Syrphidae), and Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) in Northern Italy Farmland


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; order Diptera, suborder Cyclorrapha)

One of the largest dipteran families, whose members are quite distinctive. They are moderate to large, often brightly coloured flies, in which the outer edge of the wing has an inner margin formed by connections between the outer wing veins. The antenna has a dorsal arista in almost all species. Adults may be striped, spotted, or banded with yellow and black, giving them a passing resemblance to wasps. Others are hairy and dark-coloured, and in many respects resemble bees. The name ‘hoverfly’ refers to their ability to hover in midair over a flower or mate. The larvae fall into three broad groups, and may be: (a) phytophagous, often feeding on roots, or inside plants; (b) carnivorous, perhaps best known as voracious feeders on aphids, for which they are of great economic value, but some species also eat other insect larvae; or (c) scavengers and detritus feeders, in mud, hymenopteran nests, or in decaying plant material. More than 5000 species have been described.

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