Generic limits and taxonomic features of some genera belonging to the tribe of Chrysogasterini (Diptera, Syrphidae) .3. Description of immature stages of some West Palearctic species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:A. Maibach, Detiefenau P. G.
Journal:Revue Suisse De Zoologie
Keywords:Chrysogaster, Chrysogaster hirtella Loew, Chrysogasterini, Diptera, Syrphidae

Following the recent revision of the generic limits of the genera Lejogaster Rondani, Chrysogaster Meigen and Orthonevra Macquart, with the revalidation of Melanogaster Rondani and the creation of a new genus Riponnensia (Maibach et al. 1994a), we present a morphological synthesis of all the immature stages of these genera known, at present, in the west palaearctic region. Besides the re-description of larvae and puparia of Chrysogaster solstitialis (Fallen), Lejogaster metallina (Fabricius), L. tarsata (Megerle in Meigen). Melanogaster hirtella (Loew), M. nuda (Macquart), Orthonevra brevicornis (Loew) and Riponnensia splendens (Meigen), we describe for the first time the immature stages of Melanogaster aerosa (Loew), Orthonevra nobilis (Fallen) and O. onytes (Seguy). Biological notes on the developmental stages are included, as well as a key to the identification of the presently known European larvae and puparia of the concerned genera.

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