Introduction to hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of sunflower and pumpkin fields in West Azerbayjan province-Iran

Abstract :

In order to study hover flies in sunflower and pumpkin fields as well as grasslands of Khoy region in Iran, this study was carried out during 2008- 2009. The specimens were collected using malaise trap and hand net in fourteen localities. Among of 653 collected specimens, 44 species belonged to 25 genera and two subfamilies were verified that all of them are as new records for studied area and two species, Cheilosia proxima and Cheilosia Sahlbergi, are new records for Iran fauna

Keyword :

Fauna, Khoy region, hover flies, flower flies, pollinator, Syrphidae

Author(s) : Khaghaninia, S., Jafarlu, M., Khiaban, N. G. M. Z., Askari, O.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 1

2010 Vol. 5 Number 1