[Syrphidae] Re: ID

Kumar Ghorpade rhinobaccha at yahoo.co.in
Fri Jun 14 10:18:36 BST 2013

Hi Francis !
  Just opened this infrequently checked ID.
  It is Sphaerophoria bengalensis Macquart (male).  S. turkmenica was synonymised by me (Ghorpade, 2009: 11, PDF can be sent to requestor’s personal e-mail ID).
   The images are good enough for an expert to recognize and name ! S. flavoabdominalis Brunetti, 1915 was also confirmed as a synonym by me, like the late (great !) Richard Vockeroth had surmised in 1971.
  Whoever "Eckvana" is my mail to him bounced as I had attached my paper.  It is available as a PDF to anyone who asks for it.  
  Good to read something about our subcontinent's Syrphidae.  I am helping a doctoral student in Pakistan now and find that country (its northern Himalayan, Hindu-Kush, Karakoram mountains) having a Palaearctic fauna and poorly sampled and diagnosed !  Cheers,
kumarsinh.g at gmail.com
Dr Kumar Ghorpade, Scientist Emeritus, Post-Graduate Teacher & Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishi Nagar, Dharwar 580 005, Karnataka, INDIA. 
Postal Mailbox:  P.O. Box 221, K.C. Park Post Office, Dharwar 580 008, INDIA.

From: Francis Gilbert <Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk>
To: "Hoverfly discussion list (syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk)" <syrphidae at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> 
Sent: Friday, 7 June 2013 3:15 PM
Subject: [Syrphidae] ID

hi everyone
Has anyone any idea what this species is?
It's from Pakistan. The photos are not great, I know
Dr Francis Gilbert
Associate Professor of Ecology, School of Biology
University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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