Hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) from rice fields and around grasslands of Northern Iran

Abstract :

The syrphids' fauna of Iran is very diverse and was studied rather well in recent years. In the present paper, 24 species (of 19 genera and 2 subfamilies) were collected from the rice fields and around grasslands of Northern Iran. Of these, Chrysotoxum festivum (Linnaeus), Helophilus hybridus Loew and Melangyna umbellatorum (Fabricius) are newly recorded from Iran.


Keyword :

Fauna, Syrphidae, Rice field, Distribution, new record, Iran


Author(s) : Ghahari, H., Hayat, R., Tabari, M., Ostovan, H.
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Published Issue : 2008 Vol. 3 Number 1


2008 Vol. 3 Number 1