|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.