AR Syrphidae


Working list of the Syrphid flies likely in Arkansas. Obtained by starting with the Oklahoma list and key in the .pdf paper here. This work is from Daniel Shorter and W. A. Drew. You can refer to this link for the specific species differentiation. But I think that Oklahoma was extremely poorly collected. There are only about 70 species in that paper. The subfamilies, tribes and genera are below. These are now updated to the current Nearctica genera.

 

There are about 1000 species in the US north of Mexico. Most southern states will have 100 to 200 species. Confirmed other states here were added mostly from the monstrous unpublished PhD. of Howard Vincent Weems entitled The Syrphid Flies of the Southeastern United States from 1954. This boosted the present list to nearly 150 species. All of those species confirmed in the OK paper are marked with an OK as Weems did not cover that state. (Some species in the OK paper were predicted but had not been proven for the state. These are marked with an asterisk.) Numbers in parentheses are the number of species in the original Oklahoma paper for each genus. Genera with no number had no known species in the OK paper. Representative images of the genus are linked to genus names. Some species images on the net are linked directly if available.


Subfamily Syrphinae

 

Tribes

 

            Syrphini

                        Eupeodes (1)

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

americanus (Weidemann)  

AL AR FL GA

LA MS MO NC

OK SC TX VA WV

latifasciatus (Macquart)  

TN TX WV

medius (Jones)  

CO GA LA

perplexus (Osburn)  

MO NC

OK TN VA

volucris Osten Sacken  

AZ CA FL

LA MO OK PA

                        Dasysyrphus

amalopsis (Osten Sacken)  

NC NH

venustus Meigen  

NC SC TN

                        Eriozona

laxa Osten Sacken  

GA NC TN WV

                        Melangyna

arctica Zetterstedt  

NC

cincta Fallen  

MS MD VA

fisherii Walton  

GA NC

TN VA WV

                        Meliscaeva

cinctella Zetterstedt  

NC TN WV

                        Parasyrphus

genualis Williston  

NC TN

                        Toxomerus (1)

                        Larva are pollen feeders.

boscii (Macquart)  

AL AR

FL GA LA

MS NC SC TN

floralis Fabricius  

AR FL GA

geminatus 2nd (Say)  

AL LA MS NC

OK TN VA WV

marginatus (Say)  

AR AL FL

GA LA MO

OK MD MI NC

SC TN TX VA WV

parvula (Loew)  

FL GA

NC SC TN

politus (Say)  

AR AL

FL GA LA

MO OK MI NC

SC TN VA WV

 

                        Allograpta (1)

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

obliqua (Say)  

AL FL GA

KY LA MS

MO NC OK PA

SC TN TX VA WV

                        Sphaerophoria 2nd (1)

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

cylindrica (Say)  

AL FL GA

LA MS NC OK

SC TN VA WV

robusta Curran  

GA LA

MS NC TN VA

                        Syrphus 2nd (3)

                        Larva are coccid feeders.

knabi Shannon  

AL FL

GA MD MS

NC PA SC TN VA

ribesii* (Linnaeus)  

FL GA MS NC

PA SC TN VA WV

vitripennis Meigen  

MS NC TN

vittafrons Shannon  

AL GA

LA MS MO NC

OK SC TN VA WV

                       

                        Epistrophe (1)

emarginata (Say)  

FL GA NC

OK TN VA WV

grossulariae Meigen  

NC TN WV

metcalfi Fluke  

 MS NC

xanthostoma Williston  

NC TN WV

                        Didea

fuscipes Loew  

GA MS

NC SC VA WV

                        Xanthogramma

flavipes Loew  

GA MS

NC SC VA

                        Doros

aequalis Fabricius  

GA NC

                        Chrysotoxum

perplexum Johnson  

MD NC

SC VA WV

pubescens Loew  

IL NC VA

 

            Bacchini

                        Pseudodoros

 

clavatus (Fabricius)  

AL FL GA

LA MS MO NE

NC OK OH SC WI

                        Ocyptamus 2nd

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

costatus Say  

AL FL

GA LA MS

SC TN VA WV

fascipennis Wiedemann  

FL GA

LA MS OK SC

TN TX VA WV

fuscipennis Say  

AL AR FL GA

LA MS NC OK

SC TX VA WV

 

 

                         

            Melanostomini

                        Platycheirus 2nd (1)

                        Larva are fungi feeders.

albimanus Fabricius  

NC OH TN WV

obscurus Say  

AL GA

MD MS NC

SC TN VA WV

quadrata (Say)  

AL GA MI

NC OH OK PA

SC TN VA WV

scamboides Curran  

TN VA

scambus Staeger  

NC OR VA WA

                        Blera 2nd

badia Walker  

GA MS NC

TN VA WV

 

pictipes Bigot  

AL GA MS

NC TN VA

umbratilis (Williston)  

GA MS MO

NC SC VA WV

           

            Paragini

                        Paragus 2nd (1)

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

angustifrons Loew  

FL GA NC

TN VA WV

tibialis FallÚn

AR FL GA

LA MD MI MS

MO NC VA WV

 

            Pipizini

                        Pipiza 2nd (2)

                        Larva are aphid feeders.

banksi (Curran)  

FL KS

NJ OK VA

femoralis Loew  

MI MO MS

NC TN VA WV

nigripilosa Williston  

OH PA

TN VA WV

                        Neocnemodon

calcarata Loew  

NC OH WV

coxalis (Curran)  

ME OH

TN WV WI

 

Subfamily Milesiinae

 

Tribes

 

            Cheilosiini

                        Cheilosia

calthus Shannon  

IL IN KS

MO NC OH WI

capillata Loew  

AL GA MD

NC PA VA

leucoparea Loew  

GA NC TN VA

ontario Curran  

GA LA NH

NY OH WI

pallipes Loew  

GA MS NC OH

SC TN VA WV

primoveris Shannon  

MD OH VA

shannoni (Curran)  

GA MD

NC NJ WI

 

                        Rhingia (1)

                        Larva feed on decaying vegetation. Adults of nasica visit Impatiens flower almost exclusively.

nasica Say  

GA MD NC

OK TN VA WV

                        Ferdinandea (1)

dives (Osten Sacken)  

GA KY

MS NC

OK SC TN VA

                        Pelecocera

pergandei (Williston)  

DC GA MS

NC NJ VA

 

            Myoleptini

                        Myolepta 2nd (3)

                        Larva feed on tree wounds and sap.

strigilata Loew  

MO MS NC

OK TX VA

nigra Loew  

MS MO

NC OK VA

varipes Loew  

FL GA

LA MS MO

NC OK SC VA

                        Lejota

aerea Loew  

MS MO NC VA

 

            Chrysogastrini

                        Psilota (1)

buccata (Macquart)  

AL FL GA

MS NC OK TX

                        Chrysogaster (2)

                        Larva feed on decaying vegetation.

antitheus Walker  

 CT GA MD

NC SC VA WV

inflatifrons Shannon  

GA MS NC

nitida Wiedemann  

AL AR

FL GA MD

MS MO NC OK

SC TN VA WV

                        Brachyopa (1)

                        Larva feed on tree wounds and sap.

nigricauda Curran  

CT MS

vacua Osten Sacken  

MO MS

NC OK VA

                        Orthonevra

pictipennis (Loew)  

GA NC OK WV

pulchella Williston  

GA NC OH WV

                        Sphegina 2nd

keeniana Williston  

MS NC

TN VA WV

                        Neoascia

globosa (Walker)  

AR

 

            Microdontini

                        Microdon 2nd 3rd (1)

                        Larva feed on ants. Emerge at night when ants are resting.

adventitious Thompson  

AR

baliopterus Lowe  

AZ FL KS

MS NM TX

coarctatus Lowe  

DC FL

KY LA NE

NC SC TX VA

craigheadii Walton  

GA KS NJ PA

diversipilosus Curran  

LA KS NC

fulgens Wiedemann  

FL GA NJ OK

fuscipennis Macquart  

FL GA

LA NC SC VA

globosus (Fabricius)  

FL GA

NC SC VA

megalogaster Snow  

CO CT

IL GA MA

NC NJ NY

PA SC TN VA

rufipes Macquart  

FL LA

NC PA VA

tristis Loew  

CO FL GA

NC NJ NY

OH PA VA WI

viridis Townsend  

CA FL TN

                        Mixogaster

breviventris Kahl  

GA KS NC VA

 

            Volucellini

                        Volucella 2nd (4)

                        Larva feed on bees or wasps.

barei Curran  

AL FL GA

MS OK TX

fasciata Macquart  

FL GA MS NC

OK SC TN TX

nigra Greene  

FL GA OK

pallens Wiedemann  

FL LA

MS NC TX

vesicularia Curran  

AR FL GA LA

MS NC OK

SC TN VA WV

 

            Milesiini

                        Sphecomyia (2)

vittata (Wiedemann)  

IL MS NC

SC TN VA

nasica Osburn  

OK

 

                        Tropidia (1)

                        Larva feed on manure.

albistylum Macquart  

FL GA LA

MS NC OK

SC TN VA WV

quadrata Say  

MO NC PA

TN VA WV

                        Syritta (1)

                        Larva feed on manure.

pipiens (Linnaeus)  

AL FL GA LA

MS MO NC OK

SC TN VA WV

                        Brachypalpus (1)

                        Larva feed on moist, rotting wood.

oarus (Walker)  

GA MD MS

NC OK TN VA

                        Spilomyia 2nd 3rd (2)

 

texana Johnson  

AL LA OK TX

longicornis Loew  

AR FL GA MS

NC OK PA

SC TN VA WV

                        Milesia (2)

scutellata Hull  

AL FL GA LA

MS NC OK SC

virginiensis 2nd (Drury)  

AL AR FL

GA KY LA

MD MS NC OK

PA SC TX VA WV

                        Temnostoma 2nd (1)

                        Larva feed on moist, rotting wood.

balyras (Walker)  

GA MS NC

TN VA WV

excentrica Harris  

FL GA MS NC

OK SC TN VA

                        Somula (1)

decora Macquart  

GA MS NC

OK SC TN VA

                        Xylota 2nd (4)

                        Larva feed on moist, rotting wood.

angustiventris Loew  

GA MS NC OK

PA TN VA WV

annulifera Bigot  

CT TN

bicolor Loew  

FL GA

LA MS NC

OK PA SC TN

ejuncida Say  

AL CT FL

KY MS NC

OK PA SC TN

hinei (Curran)  

TN WI

quadrimaculata Loew  

FL IL GA MS

NC TN VA WV

                        Chalcosyrphus

                        Larva feed on moist, rotting wood.

anthreas Walker  

GA NC

SC TN VA

inarmatus Hunter  

ID ME NC WV

metallica Wiedemann  

AL FL

GA LA MS

NC OK TN VA

metallifera (Bigot)  

CO GA MS

NC NY OH

nemorum Fabricius  

GA LA MS MO

NC SC VA WV

pigra (Fabricius)  

AL FL GA

MS NC SC VA

                        Brachypalpus

oarus (Walker)  

GA MS MD

NC TN VA

                        Hadromyia

aepalius (Walker)  

GA MS NC TN

                        Teuchocnemis (1)

bacuntius (Walker)  

FL GA MS NC

OK PA TX VA

                        Pterallastes (1)

thoracicus Loew  

GA MS

MO OK

PA SC TN VA

 

            Cerioidini

                        Sphiximorpha (1)

signifera (Loew)  

FL GA LA

MS NC OK PA VA

                        Ceriana

abbreviata (Loew)  

FL MS NC VA

 

            Eristalini

                        Meromacrus (1)

acutus (Fabricius)  

AL AR FL

GA LA MS NC

SC TN TX VA

                        Eristalis (6)

                        Larva feed on liquid or semi-liquid filth.

arbustorum Linnaeus  

AL GA LA MS

NC TN VA WV

dimidiata Wiedemann  

AL FL GA MS

MO MI NC OK

PA SC TN VA WV

saxorum Wiedemann  

AL FL

GA LA MS

NC SC VA WV

tenax 2nd (Linnaeus)  

AL FL

GA LA MS

MI MO NC OK

PA SC TN VA WV

transversa 2nd Wiedemann  

AL FL GA LA

MS MI MO NC

OK PA TN VA WV

vinetorum (Fabricius)  

AL AR FL GA

LA MS NC OK

PA SC TN TX VA

                        Eristalinus

aeneus (Scopoli)  

MI OK PA

                        Helophilus 2nd 3rd (2)

                        Larva feed on liquid or semi-liquid filth.

anniae (Brimley)  

FL GA LA

MS NC SC VA

 

chrysostomus (Wiedemann)  

MS NC SC VA

fasciatus Walker  

AL AR FL

GA KY LA

MO MS MI NC

OK PA SC TN VA

laetus Loew  

FL LA NC TN

latifrons Loew  

AR FL MO MS

MI NC OK PA SC

orion Hull  

FL GA MS TN

relictus Curran and Fluke  

GA OK TN

                        Mallota 2nd (3)

                        Larva feed on moist, rotting wood.

bautias (Walker)  

FL GA MS

MO NC OK

PA SC TN VA

posticata (Fabricius)  

FL GA LA

MS MO NC

OK PA TN VA

                        Eumerus

                        Larva feed on plant bulbs.

strigata (FallÚn)  

MS NC

tuberculatus Rondani  

NC TN VA

 

 

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