The genus Afrosyrphus Curran (Diptera, Syrphidae), with a description of a new species

Ximo Mengual, Axel Ssymank, Jeffrey H. Skevington, Menno Reemer, Gunilla Ståhls


The flower fly genus Afrosyrphus Curran, 1927 (Diptera, Syrphidae) is revised and a new species, Afrosyrphus schmuttereri sp. nov., from Kenya and Uganda is described. Diagnoses, illustrations, DNA barcodes and known distributional data are provided for the two species of this genus, as well as an identification key. A critical review of the published literature is also provided.


flower flies; hover flies; DNA barcoding; identification key; Afrotropical Region

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