Aquatic Insects of Michigan

by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan

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Syrphidae - Flower Flies, Hover Flies, Rattail Maggots

[under construction]

    Blera Billberg, 1820 - lentic-tree holes
      Blera analis (Macquart, 1842) Milesia (orig.) - UMMZ, OConnor 1989
      Blera armillata armillata (Osten Sacken, 1875) Criorhina (orig.) - widespread north
      Blera armillata hunteri (Curran, 1925) Criorhina (orig.) - UMMZ, OConnor 1989
      Blera badia (Walker, 1849) Xylota (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis intersistens Walker, 1849
      Blera confusa Johnson, 1913 - UMMZ, OConnor 1989
      Blera nigra (Williston, 1887) Criorhina (orig.) - widespread
      Blera nigripes Curran, 1925 Cynorhina (orig.) - WI, widespread west
      Blera pictipes (Bigot, 1883) Caliprobola (orig.) - UMMZ
      Blera umbratilis Williston, 1887 Criorhina (orig.) - NE-NY, NF

    Callicera Panzer, 1809 - lentic-tree holes - burrowers - collectors-gatherers - east
      Callicera erratica (Walker, 1849) Chrysotoxum - Thompson 1980
        (syn.) Callicera johnsoni Hunter, 1896
        (syn.) Callicera johnsoni var. auripila Metcalf, 1916
        (syn.) Callicera auripila Hull, 1947

    Ceriana Rafinesque, 1815 - lentic-tree holes (Tenthredomyia in Wirth et al. 1965
      Ceriana abbreviata (Loew, 1864) Ceria (orig.) - ON, widespread

    Chalcosyrphus Curran, 1925- lentic-tree holes - burrowerers - collectors-gatherers
      Chalcosyrphus anthreas (Walker, 1849) - Wirth et al. 1965:606
        (syn.) Chrysogaster facialis Coquillett, 1910
      Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Wiedemann, 1830 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Syrphus violascens Megerle, 1803
      Chalcosyrphus curvaria (Curran, 1941) Heliophilus (orig.)- UMMZ
      Chalcosyrphus flexus (Curran, 1941) Heliophilus (orig.) - widespread
      Chalcosyrphus inarmatus (Hunter, 1897) Brachypalpus (orig.) - widespread
        (syn.) Brachypalpus apicaudus Curran, 1922
      Chalcosyrphus libo (Walker, 1849) Xylota (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Xylota marginalis Williston, 1887
      Chalcosyrphus metallifera (Bigot, 1883) Xylota (orig.) - widespread
        (syn.) Brachypalpus rileyi Williston, 1887
      Chalcosyrphus nemorum (Fabricius, 1805) Milesia (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Xylota baton Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Xylota fraudulosa Loew, 1864
        (syn.) Xylotomima americana Shannon, 1926
      Chalcosyrphus piger (Fabricius, 1794) Syrphus (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Milesia haematodes Fabricius, 1805
        (syn.) Xylota rubbiginigaster, rubiginigaster Bigot, 1883
      Chalcosyrphus vecors (Osten Sacken, 1875) Xylota (orig.) - UMMZ, OConnor 1989

    Chrysogaster Meigen, 1803 - lentic-littoral (pond margins and vascular hydrophytes) - burrowerers - collectors-gatherers
      Chrysogaster antitheus Walker, 1849 - UMMZ [as C. nigripes]
        (syn.) Chrysogaster nigripes Loew 1863
        (syn.) Chrysogaster ustulata Loew, 1869
        (syn.) Chrysogaster texana Shannon, 1916
        (syn.) Chrysogaster greeni Shannon, 1916
        (syn.) Chrysogaster ontario Curran, 1925
      Chrysogaster inflatifrons Shannon, 1916 - CT-OK

    Eristalinus Rondani, 1845 - lentic-littoral (sediments and detritus) - burrowers - collectors-gatherers
      Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus (Scopoli, 1763) Conops (orig.) - UMMZ; introduced species from Palearctic Region

    Eristalis Latreille, 1804 - lentic-littoral (sediments and detritus), lotic-depositional - burrowers, especially low O2 organic substrates - collectors-gatherers
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) anthophorina (FallÚn, 1817) Syrphus (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis bastardii Macquart, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis montanus Williston, 1882
        (syn.) Eristalis mellisoids Hull, 1925
        (syn.) Eristalis mellissoides Hull, 1925
        (syn.) Eristalis occidentalis Williston, 1882
        (syn.) Eristalis semimetallicus Macquart, 1850
        (syn.) Eristalis nebulosus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Eristalis pterelas Say, 1835
        (syn.) Eristalis perplexus Hull, 1925
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758) Musca (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Musca nemorum Linnaeus, 1758
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) brousii Williston, 1882 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis androclus, authors, not Walker
        (syn.) Eristalis meigenii, authors, not Wiedemann
      Eristalis (Eristalis) bardus (Say, 1829) Milesia - OConnor 1989
        (syn.) Eristalis flavipes Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Eristalis melanostomus Loew, 1866
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) cryptarum Fabricius, 1794 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis compactus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Eristalis atriceps Loew, 1866
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) dimidiata Wiedemann, 1830 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis nigerMacquart, 1834
        (syn.) Eristalis chalybeus Macquart, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis lherminierii Macquart, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis inflexus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Eristalis incisuralis Macquart, 1850
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) flavipes Walker, 1849 - IN, MN, ON, widespread
        (syn.) Eristalis melanostomus Loew, 1866
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) hirta Loew, 1866 - WI, widespread west
        (syn.) Eristalis temporalisThompson, 1869
        (syn.) Eristalis alpha Hull, 1925
        (syn.) Eristalis beta Hull, 1925
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) interrupta Poda, 1761 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis inornatus Loew, 1866
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) obscurus Loew, 1866 - Wirth et al. 1965
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) oestracea (Linnaeus, 1758) Musca (orig.) - ON, widespread west
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) rupium Fabricius, 1805 - UMMZ
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) saxorum Wiedemann, 1830 - widespread
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) stipator Osten Sacken, 1877 - UMMZ [as E. latifrons]
        (syn.) Eristalis latifrons var. maculipennis Townsend, 1897
      Eristalis (Eristalis) tenax (Linnaeus, 1758) Musca (orig.) - UMMZ, cosmopolitian, non-native
        (comb.) Eristalomyia tenax Enderlein, 1940
        (syn.) Eristalis columbica Macquart, 1855
        (syn.) Palpada columbica (Macquart, 1855) Thompson et al. 1976
      Eristalis (Eoseristalis) transversa Wiedemann, 1830 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Eristalis vitttatus Macquart, 1834
        (syn.) Eristalis philadelphicus Macquart, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis pumilis Walker, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis zonatus Bigot, 1880

    Helophilus Meigen, 1822 - lentic-littoral (detritus and organic sediments) - burrowers - collectors-gatherers (Eristalini)
      Helophilus (Anasimyia) bilinearis Williston, 1887 - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Helophilus) borealis Staeger, 1845 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus glacialis Loew, 1846
        (syn.) Helophilus dychei Williston in Hunter, 1897
        (syn.) Helophilus bruesi Graenicher, 1910
      Helophilus (Lunomyia) brooksi (Curran, 1927) Parhelophilus (orig.)
        (syn.) Lynomyia pollinaria Fluke, 1939
      Helophilus (Anasimyia) chrysostomus (Wiedemann, 1830) Eristalis (orig.) - MN, ON, widespread
      Helophilus (Anasimyia) distinctus Williston, 1887 - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Parhelophilus) divisus Loew, 1863 - UMMZ, Wirth et al. 1965
      Helophilus (Helophilus) fasciatus Walker, 1849 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus similis Macquart, 1842
        (syn.) Eristalis decisus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Helophilus sussurans Jaennicke, 1867
      Helophilus (Helophilus) groenlandicus (Fabricius, 1780) Tabanus (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus bilineatus Curtis, 1835
        (syn.) Helophilus latro Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Helophilus androclus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Helophilus chalepus Walker, 1852
        (syn.) Helophilus arcticus, authors, not Zetterstedt
      Helophilus (Helophilus) hybridus Loew, 1846 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus novaescotiae Macquart, 1847
        (syn.) Helophilus latitarsus Hunter, 1897
      Helophilus (Parhelophilus) laetus Loew, 1863 - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Helophilus) latifrons Loew, 1863 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus trivittatus, authors, not Fabricius
      Helophilus (Anasimyia) lunulatus Meigen, 1822 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus hamatus Loew, 1863
      Helophilus (Helophilus) obscurus Loew, 1863 - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Parhelophilus) obsoletus Loew, 1863 - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Parhelophilus) porcus (Walker, 1849) Eumerus - WI, widespread
      Helophilus (Anasimyia) relictus (Curran & Fluke, 1926) Lejops (orig.) - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Parhelophilus) rex (Curran & Fluke, 1926) Parhelophilus (orig.) - UMMZ
      Helophilus (Eurimyia) stipatus Walker, 1849 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Helophilus anausis Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Helophilus conostomus Williston, 1887
        (syn.) Helophilus lineatus, authors, not Fabricius

    Mallota Meigen, 1822 - lentic-tree holes - collectors-gatherers
      Mallota (Mallota) albipilis Snow, 1895 - IL, WI, midwest
        (syn.) Mallota illinoensis Robertson, 1901
      Mallota (Mallota) bautias (Walker, 1849) Merodon (orig.)- UMMZ, OConnor 1989
        (syn.) Mallota facialis Hunter, 1896
        (syn.) Mallota flavoterminata Jones, 1917
        (syn.) Mallota cimbiciformis, authors, not FallÚn
        (nom.nud.) Mallota dentipes Williston in Lintner , 1883
      Mallota (Mallota) posticata (Fabricius, 1805) Eristalis (orig.)- UMMZ, OConnor 1989
        (syn.) Eristalis coactus Wiedemann, 1830
        (syn.) Merodon balanus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Milesia barda (in part), Say, 1829

    Myolepta Newman, 1838 - lentic-tree holes - collectors-gatherers
      Myolepta (Myolepta) nigra Loew, 1872 - UMMZ
      Myolepta (Eumyioletpa) strigilata Loew, 1872 - ON, WI, widspread
      Myolepta (Myolepta) varipes Loew, 1869 - UMMZ

    Neoascia Williston, 1887 - lentic-littoral (margins, marshes) - predators (engulfers)
      Neoascia albipes (Bigot, 1883) Ascia - Wirth et al. 1965
      Neoascia distincta Williston, 1887 - UMMZ
      Neoascia globosa (Walker, 1849) Ascia (orig.)- UMMZ
      Neoascia unifasciata Curran, 1925 - WI

    Orthonevra Macquart, 1829 - lentic-tree holes (prev. treated as subgenus of Chrysogaster)
      Orthonevra anniae (Sedman, 1966) Chrysogaster (orig.) - UMMZ
      Orthonevra nitida (Wiedemann, 1830) Chrysogaster (orig.) - UMMZ
        (syn.) Paragus aeneus Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Cryptineura hieroglyphica Bigot, 1859
      Orthonevra pictipennis Loew, 1863 - UMMZ
        (comb.) Chrysogaster (Orthonerva) pictipennis (Lowe, 1863)
      Orthonevra pulchella (Williston, 1887) Chrysogaster (orig.) - UMMZ
      Orthonevra weemsi (Sedman, 1966) Chrysogaster (orig.) - UMMZ

    Sericomyia Meigen, 1803 - lentic-littoral (bog mat pools) - collectors-gatherers
      Sericomyia bifasciata Williston, 1887 - Wirth et al. 1965
      Sericomyia chrysotoxoides Macquart, 1842 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Sericomyia limbipennis Macquart, 1847
        (syn.) Sericomyia filia Walker, 1849
      Sericomyia lata (Coquillett, 1907) Condidea (orig.) - UMMZ
      Sericomyia militaris Walker, 1849 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Sericomyia filia Walker, 1849
      Sericomyia sexfasciata Walker, 1849 - ON, widespread north
      Sericomyia transversa (Osburn, 1926) Condidea (orig.) - ON, widespread north
      Sericomyia vockerothi Skevington & Thompson 2012 - widespread north

    Spilomyia Meigen, 1803 - lentic-tree holes
      Spilomyia alcimus Walker, 1849 - WI, ON, widespread east
      Spilomyia fusca Loew, 1864 - UMMZ
      Spilomyia longicornis Loew, 1872 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Spilomyia banksi Nayar and Cole, 1968
      Spilomyia sayi Goot, 1964 - UMMZ
        (syn.) Sericomyia filia Walker, 1849
        (syn.) Paragus quadrifasciata Say, 1824
References
    OConnor BM. 1989. Systematics, ecology and host associations of Naiadacarus (Acari: Acaridae) in the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes Entomologist 22(2):79-94.
    Thompson FC. 2005. Syrphidae. Biosystematic Database of World Diptera, Version 7.5. http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/Diptera/biosys.htm.1 record 12785725, accessed on 28 April 2006.
    Wirth WW, Sedman YS, Weems Jr. HV. 1965. Syrphidae. Pp. 557-625 in A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico. Stone A, Sabrosky CW, Wirth WW, Foote RH, Coulson JR. (Editors). Agricultural Research Service, Agricultural Handbook 267, United States Department of Agriculture. Smithsonian Institution Press 1983 reprint: Washington, D. C. iv + 1696.

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