[Syrphidae] Syrphids as invasive species

ximo mengual sanchis xmengual at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 16:20:19 GMT 2015

Dear all,

I would like to continue with the discussion on introduced species, and if
some of them may be considered 'invasive'.

In the webpage invasive.org, dealing with invasive species for USA, there
is a list of syrphids: http://www.invasive.org/browse/TaxImages.cfm?fam=475

I have a special interest in *Simosyrphus grandicornis*, which has been
introduced to a number of Polynesian Islands and Hawaii. So, if this
species has been introduced by humans, why now consider it as invasive?

Does anyone have more information about the introduction of *S.
grandicornis* or its invasiveness?

Thanks for the helpful comments.

Best wishes,


Dr. Ximo Mengual
Head of the Diptera Section
Stiftung Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere
Adenauerallee 160
D-53113  Bonn, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)228 9122 292
ZFMK web <https://www.zfmk.de/en/zfmk/ximo-mengual>
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