International Journal of Entomology Research

ISSN: 2455-4758

Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

Identification key and redescription of saprophagous syrphids flies (Eristalinus sepulchralis and Microdon fulvopubescence) from Punjab, Pakistan

Author(s): Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Anjum Aqueel, Humairah Hanif
Abstract: Eristalinus and Microdon are two important scavenger genera of Syrphid flies. Unlike other countries in Pakistan no such type of work has been done to explore the fauna of saprophagous hoverflies. Collection of specimens was done at Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan in 2014. This paper showed two saprophagous syrphid species belong to Genus Eristalinus (Eristalinus sepulchralis, Linnaeus) and Microdon (Microdon fulvopubescence). These species 1st time recorded from Chakwal Punjab Pakistan. Aim of this study is to develop the identification key for Eristalinus and Microdon.
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