A Taxonomic Account of Hover Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) with 2 New Records from Mid Hill Zone of Himachal Pradesh, India

  • Jayita Sengupta Senior Zoological Assistant, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6438-3870
  • Atanu Naskar Assistant Zoologist, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0097-318X
  • Sumit Homechaudhuri Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • Dhriti Banerjee Scientist-E, Diptera Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India


38 species of hover flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) under 22 genera and 2 subfamilies has been reported from the Mid hill zone of Himachal Pradesh which includes a long stretch of elevational range varying from 651 to 1800 meters. 2 species namely Scavea pyrastri (Linnaeus, 1758) and Eristalinus (Eristalinus) polychromata (Fabricius, 1787) are reported for the first time from this Mid Hill zone as well as from the state of Himachal Pradesh. Their taxonomic keys and detail diagnosis of the reported species has been discussed along with the distributional pattern of these species along the Mid Hill Zone of Himachal Pradesh.

Keywords: Taxonomy, Hover flies, Syrphidae, New Record, Mid Hill zone, Himachal Pradesh.


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Sengupta, J., Naskar, A., Homechaudhuri, S., & Banerjee, D. (2020). A Taxonomic Account of Hover Flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) with 2 New Records from Mid Hill Zone of Himachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Advancement in Life Sciences Research, 3(3), 30-49. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31632/ijalsr.20.v03i03.004