International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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Review Article - International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2021) Volume 9, Issue 6

Taxonomic studies of syrphid fly fauna of district Swabi and Mardan, KP, Pakistan

The current research discusses the taxonomic study of Syrphid family of Districts Mardan and Swabi.The broad field survey was conducted in 2017 for the collection of syrphid fauna of Mardan and Swabi, the Districts of Kp, Pakistan. The examination of more than 300 specimens was conducted. The total genra are 7 and the number of species mounted to 10 classified under the two subfamilies (Syrphinae and Eristalinae) in this research study. The Subfamily ‘Syrphinae’comprises genus Ischiodon Sack, Episyrphus Matsumura, Scaeva Fabricius, Eupeodes Osten Sacken, Sphaerophoria Lepeletier as well as Serville while Eristaline consist of Eristalinus Rendani, and Eristalis Latreille. The subfamily Syrphinae include the following species, Episyrphus viridaureus (Wiedemann); Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer); Ischioden scutellaris (Fabricius); Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) bucculatus (Rondani); Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) corollae (Fabricius); Scaeva pyrastri (Linnaeus); Sphaerophoria indiana (Bigot), while subfamily Eristalinae include Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus (Scopoli); Eristalis (Eoseristalis) arbustorum (Linnaeus) and E. (Eristalis) tenax (Linnaeus). Most of the species are newly discovered and recorded to the said region. The complete details having the illustrated keys have been provided for each species. The distribution, size, economic importance and host range of these syrphids are also given.

Author(s): Haroon Shahid, Maqsood Shah, Irfan Ali*

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