Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Meliscaeva cinctella


New generic concepts for orphaned lineages formerly treated as part of the genus Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834 (Diptera, Syrphidae)
By Gonçalves Miranda G.P., Skevington J.H., Marshall S.
Zootaxa 4822(2): 151-174, 2020

A revision of the genera of the Syrphini (Diptera: Syrphidae)
By Vockeroth J.R.
Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 62: 1-176, 1969

An overview of the genus Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834, with a revision of the Ocyptamus tristis species group (PhD thesis)
By Gonçalves Miranda G.F.
Guelph, Ontario. iii+617 pp., 2011

The flower flies of the subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland, Diptera: Syrphidae
By Vockeroth J.R.
The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 18. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 456 pp., 1992

Syrphidae of Southern Illinois: Diversity, floral associations, and preliminary assessment of their efficacy as pollinators.
By Jacob L. Chisausky et al.
Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e57331, 2020
Just out, 29 Oct. 2020 -
Full Paper PDF

Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera), 2014
By Speight M.C.D.
Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae 78, 321 pp., 2014

Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America
By Jeffrey H. Skevington and Michelle M. Locke, Andrew D. Young, Kevin Moran, William J. Crins and Stephen A. Marshall
Princeton University Press, 2019
More than 500 pages on Syrphidae! Illustrated with photographs, including some by BugGuide members.Publisher's website:
https://press.princeton.edu/titles/14224.html

Fabulous flower flies for famous fly fanatics (Diptera: Syrphidae). A tribute to the dipterists of the CNC
By Thompson F.C.
Can. Entomol. 144: 1-16, 2012