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Ischiodon scutellaris (Fabricius, 1805)       


A brief overview of Ischiodon scutellaris 

Ischiodon scutellaris is a species of hover fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) that is known to provide ecosystem services by pollinating flowers during the adult stage


Footnote Macro

Mengual, X., Ståhls, G., Láska, P., Mazánek, L., & Rojo, S. (2018). Molecular phylogenetics of the predatory lineage of flower flies Eupeodes‐Scaeva (Diptera: Syrphidae), with the description of the neotropical genus Austroscaeva gen. nov. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 56(2), 148-169.


What is a hover fly?

The common term hover fly is used to refer to a group of flies that are commonly seen hovering around flowers during pollination. Other common names include flower flies or syrphid flies, with the latter referring to their scientific classification in the Family Syrphidae