Hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Khaf, South-east Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran

Document Type : Research articles

Authors

1 M.Sc. of animal biosystematics, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Ph.D. of entomology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Science, ShahidBeheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 کارشناسی ارشد بیوسیستماتیک جانوری، دانشگاه شهید بهشتی، دانشکده علوم زیستی، گروه بیوسیستمات

Abstract

The purpose: A survey was conducted to identify the hover flies in South-east Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran during 2011-2012. Basic methodology: These species were collected by sweeping net on flowers as pollinators. Main findings: Among of 231 collected specimens, 17 species belonging to 10 genera and two subfamilies were verified. All of them are recorded for the first time from khaf region. Eumerus ornatus (Meigen, 1822) is a new record for the fauna of Khorasan-e Razavi Province.

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