[Syrphidae] Sphaerophoria voracity

Francis Gilbert Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Mar 4 22:56:03 GMT 2016

hi Jean-Pierre

I hope all is well with you!

I know of the following with records of voracity for Sphaerophoria spp apart from the Polak (1980) and Awadallah et al (1980) that you have already:

Curran CH (1920) Observations on the more common aphidophagous syrphid flies. Can Ent 52: 53-55 (Sphaerophoria contigua)

Isaac PV (1946) Report of the Imperial Entomologist. Sci Rep Ind Agric Res Inst 1944-5: 73-79 (Sphaerophoria indiana)

She CR, Pan RY, Yang SH, Lin LL & Guo C (1998) [ Studies on the biology of <Sphaerophoria macrogaster> (Diptera: Syrphidae) ]. Wuyi Sci J 14: 73-77

Laska P (1957) Contribution to the establishment of the importance of certain natural enemies of the plant-louse: partial results of work done hitherto. Agristud 4(1): 5 (Sphaerophoria menthastri, scripta)

Laska P (1959) [ On the bionomy of aphidophagous Syrphidae, especially on the food ecology of larvae ]. Pricpevky k bionomii aphidofagnich pestrenek, zvlaste k potravni ekologii larev (Syrphidae, Diptera). Bohem Centr A Sci Nat 1: 325-344 (Sphaerophoria  scripta)

Yamaguchi H, Hirasa T & Takai M (1966) [ On the natural enemies of the aphids on <Abies sachalinensis> and <Larix leptolepis>, its utilization in studies on the biological control of fruit tree pests ] 116 pp. Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Tokyo, Japan (Sphaerophoria menthastri)

Coderre D & Tourneur JC (1986)Synchronisation and voracity of aphidophagous insects on maize in Quebec, Canada. pp. 363-368 in I Hodek (ed) Ecology of aphidophaga 2. Academia, Prague (Sphaerophoria philanthus)

Straka F (1976) [ Biological and economic effectiveness of aphidophagous enemies of the green cabbage aphid (<Brevicoryne brassicae> L.) ]    Biologichna i stopanska efektivenost na afidofagitye, svirzani sis zelevata listna vishka (<Brevicoryne brassicae> L.). Rast Nauki 1976(4): 82-91 (Sphaerophoria rueppellii, scripta)

Tawfik MFS, Azab AK & Awadallah KT (1974) Studies on the life-history and description of the immature forms of the Egyptian aphidophagous syrphids. IV. <Sphaerophoria flavicauda> Zett. Bull Soc Ent Egypte 58: 103-115 (Sphaerophoria rueppellii)

Zhumanov BZh, Shomircaidov Sh & Gafarov S (1976) [ On the biology of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) destroying the aphids of Tadzhikistan ]. K biologii mykh-zhurchalok (Diptera, Syrphidae), istreblyayushchikh tlei v Tadzhikistanye. Izv Akad Nauk Tadzh SSR, Otd biol Nauk 1976(1): 51-54 (Sphaerophoria rueppellii)

Bankowska R, Mikolajczych W, Palmowska J & Trojan P (1978) Aphid-aphidophage community in Alfalfa cultures (<Medicago sativa> L.) in Poland. Part 3.  Abundance regulation of <Acyrthosiphum pisum> (Harr.) in a chain of oligophagous predators. Ann Zool 34(3): 39-77 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Bastian O (1984) [ On the occurrence and effectiveness of aphidophagous predators in young conifer stands in the forest of Tharandt ]. Zum Vorkommen und zur Effektivität aphidophager Prädatoren in Koniferenjungwüchsen des Tharandter Waldes.  Zool Jb Syst 111: 245-279 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Daminova DB     (1986) [ Ecology and significance of predatory syrphids in agrocoenoses of Uzbekhistan ]. Ekologiya i znacheniye khishchnuikh sirfid v agrotsenozakh Uzbekistana ]. pp. 85-103 in MK Kadyrova (ed)[ Cotton pests and their entomophages in Uzbekhistan ]. FAN, Tashkent (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Kantyerina NF (1979) [ Biological characteristics of syrphid flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in the Orlovskoi region ]. Biologicheskiye osobennosti mykh sirfid (Diptera, Syrphidae) v Orlovskoi Oblasti. Byull Nauch Tekhn Inf Vses Krup Kul'tur 24: 37-40 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Karelin VD (1977) [ Some peculiarities of the ecology of predatory hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) ]. Nekotoruiye ekologicheskie osobennosti khishchnuikh sirfid (Diptera, Syrphidae). pp. 41-42 in Biological methods of vegetable pest control. Stiinca, Kishinev, USSR (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Pek LV (1971) [ Syrphidae (Diptera) - predators of aphids on fruit trees of Kirgizia ]. Zhurchalki (Diptera, Syrphidae) - khishchniki tlei na plodovuikh derev'yakh v Kirgizii. pp. 69-74 in LV Pek (ed) [ Reports on arthropod entomophages of Kirgizia ]. Ilim, Frunze (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Saidov AKh (1969) [ The effect of larval and imaginal feeding on fertility in syrphids ]. Vliyaniye lichinochnogo i imaginal'nogo pitaniya na plodovitost' mukh sirfid (Syrphidae). Nauch Trud Tashkent Gosud Univ 1969: 120-124 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Saidov AKh (1974) [ The effect of various factors on the growth and development of syrphid larvae ]. Vliyaniye razlichnuikh faktorov na rost i razvitiye lichinok sirfid. Uzbekskii Biol Zh 1974(1): 47-49 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Thalji R (1981) [ Natural enemies of the aphid <Brachycaudus helichrysi> Kalt. (Hom., Aphididae), a pest of sunflower in Vojvodina ]. Prirodni neprijatelji lisne vasi <Brachycaudus helichrysi> Kalt. (Hom., Aphididae) stetocine suncokreta u Vojvodini. Zast Bilja, Belgrade 32: 147-153  (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Tsachev S (1972) [ The integrated control of the cabbage aphid ]. Rast Zashch 20(7): 32-34 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Wnuk A (1979) [ <Episyrphus balteatus> (de Geer, 1776) (Diptera, Syrphidae) as a predator of aphids (Homoptera: Aphidoidea) ]. <Episyrphus balteatus> (de Geer, 1776) (Diptera, Syrphidae) jako drapiezca mszyc (Homoptera: Aphidoidea). pp. 1-64 Rozprawa habilitacyjna #72. Akademia Polnicza im. H Kollataja. Krakow, Poland (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Wnuk A & Fuchs R (1977) [ Observation on the effectiveness of limitation of <Brevicoryne brassicae> (L.) by Syrphidae (Diptera) ]. Obserwacje nad efektywnoscia ograniczania liczebnosci mszycy kapuscianej - <Brevicoryne brassicae> (L.) przez bzygowate (Diptera, Syrphidae). Polskie Pismo Ent 47: 147-155 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Wojciechowicz-Zytko E (2000) The effectiveness of aphidophagous syrphid larvae (Diptera, Syrphidae) in the control of <Aphis fabae> Scop. (Homoptera, Aphidoidea) on broad bean. J Plant Prot Res 40(2): 152-157 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Yakhontov VV (1966) Coccinellidae and Syrphidae as predators of aphids in Uzbekhistan. pp 267-269 in I Hodek (ed). Ecology of aphidophagous insects. Academia, Prague (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Yang YL, Wang HW, Wang QS, Cao L, Liang DD & Zhang ZY (2002) [ Control aphids in vegetable fields with syrphid flies ]. Chinese J Biol Control 18(3): 124-127 (Sphaerophoria scripta)

Let me know if you want the papers.

Very best wishes


Dr Francis Gilbert
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