Sphaerophoria fatarum

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Sphaerophoria fatarum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Sphaerophoria
S. fatarum
Binomial name
Sphaerophoria fatarum
Goeldlin, 1989[1]

Sphaerophoria fatarum is a European species of hoverfly.[2][3]


External images Determination requires examination of the male genitalia which are figured by Haarto and Kerppola.[4]


Palearctic Scandinavia South to Belgium and France (Alps). Ireland eastwards through Central Europe to Switzerland and northern Italy. [5]


  1. Goeldlin de Tiefenau, P. (1989). "Sur plusieurs especes de Sphaerophoria (Dipt., Syrphidae) nouvelles ou meconnues des regions palearctique et nearctique". Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. 62: 41–66.
  2. Stubbs, A.E.; Falk, S.J. (2002). British hoverflies, an illustrated identification guide (Second ed.). Reading: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 1–469. ISBN 978-1899935055.
  3. Speight, Martin C.D. (1989). "Sphaerophoria fatarum in the British Isles (Syrphidae)" (PDF). Dipterists Digest. First Series. Dipterists Forum. 2: 34. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. Haarto, A. & Kerppola, S. (2007) Finnish hoverflies and some species in adjacent countries. Otavan Kirjapaino Oy, Keuruu. 647pp.
  5. Fauna Europaea

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