Syrphidae


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Syrphidae

[′sər·fə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The flower flies, a family of cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects in the series Aschiza.
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In present results, all recorded families of order Diptera are reported as nectar feeders except Syrphidae; in Syrphidae out of six recorded species, three (Eupeodes corolla, Melanostoma sp., Ischniodons cutellaris) are reported as both pollen and nectar foragers (Ali et al., 2011).
1 + 0 PF A SYRPHIDAE 29 Eristalis sp + 0 PF A 30 Anastrepha * 0 PF A 31 Syrphus + 0 PF A SPHAEROCERIDAE 32 Leptocera sp.
When comparing interaction strengths of flower visitors, family Apidae and Halictidae in the order Hymenoptera, family Syrphidae and Calliphoridae in order Diptera, and family Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae in the order Lepidoptera exhibited higher values in interaction strength scale.
Flies of the order Diptera are responsible for myiasis that belongs to genera Sarcophaga and Calliphora; among them, the Syrphidae family includes Eristalis genus, which has largely been dealt with in medicine [3].
dorsata designated as abundant pollinators among other true flies (Syrphidae) [8].
Other flower visitors exhibiting behaviors less likely to transfer pollen included ants (Formicidae), small Hemiptera, beetles (Coleoptera), flesh flies (Sarcophagidae), syrphid flies (Syrphidae), thrips (Thysanoptera), and ladybugs (Coccinellidae).
Algunas especies atacan larvas de dipteros de la familia Syrphidae y Chamaemyiidae (Gilreath & Smith 1988, Ferguson 1986).