[Syrphidae] Re: ID = Microdon

Menno Reemer m_reemer at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 22 13:17:26 BST 2013

Sorry, thanks to Chris' reply I realize that my previous message was not totally accurate.
Besides Metadon inermis Loew and M. mynthes Seguy (the species I already mentioned), there are two other described Afrotropical species with black thorax and reddish abdomen: Microdon erythros Bezzi & M. luteivenris Bezzi (note difference in generic placement!). Apart from differences between the genera Metadon and Microdon, which cannot be readily seen on the photograph, the latter two species (erythros and luteiventris) differ from the first two by their clear wings (dusky in inermis & mynthes) and the absence of lateral patches of silverish pile on the tergites. 
Best wishes to all,
P.S.: The paper on Microdontinae just published in ZooKeys is open access, so anyone can download it for free.


From: xelaalex at cox.net
To: syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:46:53 -0400
Subject: [Syrphidae] Re: ID = Microdon

By the traditional classification, this is Microdon and in the last published key to Afrotropical Microdon (Curran 1938, American Museum Novitates 1009, page 4) the image runs to erythros Bezzi . 


From: Francis Gilbert 
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 6:10 AM
To: Hoverfly discussion list 
Subject: [Syrphidae] ID

hi everyone
Anyone any idea what species this is?
It's from Lusaka in Zambia
Dr Francis Gilbert
Associate Professor of Ecology, School of Biology
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