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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Aschiza
Superfamilia: Syrphoidea

Familia: Syrphidae
Subfamilia: Syrphinae
Tribus: Syrphini
Genus: Allograpta
Species: A. annulipes – A. aperta – A. atkinsoni – A. dorsalis – A. exotica – A. flavofaciens – A. hirsutifera – A. hollowayae – A. hudsoni – A. notiale – A. pseudoropala – A. ropala – A. schlingeri – A. terraenovae – A. ventralis

Allograpta Osten-Sacken, 1875


Mengual, X., Ruiz, C., Rojo, S., Ståhls, G. & Thompson, F.C. 2009. A conspectus of the flower fly genus Allograpta (Diptera: Syrphidae) with description of a new subgenus and species. Zootaxa 2214: 1–28. Abstract & excerpt PDF Reference page.
Mengual, X.; Ståhls, G.; Rojo, S. 2008: Molecular phylogeny of Allograpta (Diptera, Syrphidae) reveals diversity of lineages and non-monophyly of phytophagous taxa. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 49: 715–727. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.011
Mengual, X. & Thompson, F.C. 2015: Australian Allograpta Osten Sacken (Diptera, Syrphidae). Zookeys 513: 65–78. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.513.9671 Full article Reference page.
Reemer, M., 2010: A second survey of Surinam Syrphidae (Diptera): introduction and Syrphinae. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 153 (2): 163–196.
Thompson, F.C. 2012: Costarica Mengual & Thompson, 2009 (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) junior homonym of Costarica Kocak & Kemal, 2008 (Insecta: Orthoptera): proposed replacement by Tiquicia nom. nov. Zootaxa 3360: 68–68. Preview PDF Reference page.
Thompson, B.J.; Thompson, F. C. 2010: Two new remarkable flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) from New Zealand. Weta 39: 37-43. Online. Reference page.


Nomenclator Zoologicus

Allograpta is a very large and diverse genus of hoverflies present throughout the world except most of the palearctic region. The adults are brightly coloured flower pollinators and most larvae have a predatory feeding mode involving soft-bodied sternorrhynchans. Certain species have diverged from this and their larvae have been found to be leaf-miners, stem-borers or pollen-feeders.[3]

Allograpta is currently being studied using both molecular and morphological methods to produce a robust phylogeny of the genus and its related genera. Preliminary studies show the genus to be monophyletic with the genera Sphaerophoria and Exallandra placed within which obviously complicates matters. A more complete review is needed before any major taxonomic changes can occur i.e. splitting the genus up or incorporating related genera.[1][4]
List of species by subgenus or species group

Subgenus Allograpta Osten Sacken, 1875

Allograpta obliqua species group


A. borbonica Kassebeer, 2000
A. calopoides (Curran, 1938)[2]
A. calopus (Loew, 1858)[2]
A. fuscotibialis (Macquart, 1842)[2]
A. hypoxantha (Bezzi, 1923)[2]
A. nasuta (Macquart, 1842)[2]
A. nigra (Keiser, 1971)[2]
A. nummularia (Bezzi, 1920)[2]
A. phaeoptera (Bezzi, 1920)[2]
A. rediviva (Bezzi, 1915)[2]
A. rufifacies (Keiser, 1971)[2]
A. tenella (Keiser, 1971)[2]
A. varipes (Curran, 1927)[2]

(Oriental & Palearctic)

A. dravida Ghorpade, 1994
A. javana (Wiedemann, 1824)
A. kinabalensis (Curran, 1931)
A. maculipleura (Brunetti, 1913)
A. maritima Mutin, 1986
A. medanensis (Meijere, 1914)
A. obscuricornis Meijere, 1914
A. philippina Frey, 1946
A. purpureicollis (Frey, 1946)
A. robinsoni (Curran, 1928)

(Australasia & Oceania)

A. amphoterum (Bezzi, 1928)
A. atkinsoni (Miller, 1921)
A. australensis (Schiner, 1868)
A. buruensis Meijere, 1929
A. citronella (Shiraki, 1963)
A. distincta (Kertész, 1899)
A. flavofaciens (Miller, 1921)
A. hirsutifera (Hull, 1949)
A. hudsoni (Miller, 1921)
A. longulus (Shiraki, 1963)
A. neofasciata Thompson, 1989
A. pallida (Bigot, 1884)
A. pseudoropalus (Miller, 1921)
A. ropalus (Walker, 1849)
A. septemvittata (Shiraki, 1963)

(Nearctic & Neotropical)

A. aeruginosifrons (Schiner, 1868)
A. annulipes (Macquart, 1850)
A. aperta Fluke, 1942
A. bilineella Enderlein, 1938
A. browni Fluke, 1942
A. exotica (Wiedemann, )[3]
A. falcata Fluke, 1942
A. hastata Fluke, 1942
A. hortensis (Pjilippi, 1865)
A. insularis Thompson, 1981
A. limbata (Fabricius, 1805)
A. neotropica Curran, 1936[5]
A. nigripilosa (Hull, 1944)
A. obliqua (Say, 1823)
A. obscuricornis (Meijere, 1914)
A. philippina (Frey, 1946)
A. piurana Shannon, 1927
A. pulchra Shannon, 1927
A. radiata Bigot, 1857
A. robinsoniana Enderlein, 1938
A. splendens (Thomson, 1869)
A. tectiforma Fluke, 1942
A. teligera Fluke, 1942
A. trilimbata Bigot, 1889

Allograpta alamacula species group

A. alamacula Carver, 2003

Allograpta ventralis species group

A. dorsalis (Miller, 1924)
A. ventralis (Miller, 1921)

Subgenus Antillus Vockeroth, 1969

A. ascita (Vockeroth, 1969)

Subgenus Claraplumula Shannon, 1927

A. latifacies (Shannon, 1927)

Subgenus Fazia Shannon, 1927

A. alta Curran, 1936
A. altissima (Fluke, 1942)
A. argentipila (Fluke, 1942)
A. centropogonis Nishida, 2002
A. colombia Curran, 1925
A. decemmaculata (Róndani, 1863)
A. eupeltata Bigot, 1884
A. fasciata Curran, 1932
A. fascifrons Macquart, 1846
A. flukei Curran, 1936
A. funeralia (Hull, 1944)
A. hians (Enderlein, 1938)
A. imitator (Curran, 1925)
A. luna (Fluke, 1942)
A. macquarti (Blanchard, 1852)
A. micrura (Osten Sacken, 1877)
A. mu (Bigot, 1884)
A. nasigera (Enderlein, 1938)
A. plaumanni (Frey, 1946)
A. remigis (Fluke, 1942)
A. roburoris (Fluke, 1942)
A. rostrata (Bigot, 1884)
A. saussurii (Giglio-Tos, 1892)
A. similis Curran, 5[3]
A. strigifacies (Enderlein, 1938)
A. syrphica (Giglio-Tos, 1892)
A. willistoni (Giglio-Tos, 1893)

Subgenus Rhinoprosopa Hull, 1942

A. aenea (Hull, 1937)
A. flavophylla (Hull, 1943)
A. lucifera (Hull, 1943)
A. neonasuta Thompson,
A. sycorax (Hull, 1947)

Subgenus Tiquicia Thompson, 2012

A. zumbadoi Thompson, 2000
A. nishida Mengual & Thompson, 2009


A. neosplendens Thompson, in litt.


This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (June 2013)

Mengual, Ximo; Ståhls, Gunilla; Rojo, Santos (2008). "Molecular phylogeny of Allograpta (Diptera, Syrphidae) reveals diversity of lineages and non-monophyly of phytophagous taxa". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Elsevier. 49 (3): 715–727. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.011. PMID 18848633.
Smith, Kenneth G.V.; Vockeroth, J.R. (1980). Crosskey, R.W. (ed.). Catalogue of the Diptera of the Afrotropical Region (Print). London: British museum (Natural History). ISBN 0565 00821 8.
: K. Nishida, Rotheray, G., F. Thompson, C.. First non-predaceous syrphinae flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae): A new leaf-mining Allograpta from Costa Rica
Ximo Mengual; Carlos Ruiz; Santos Rojo; Gunilla Ståls; Frederic Christian Thompson (2009). "A conspectus of the flower fly genus Allograpta (Diptera: Syrphidae) with description of a new subgenus and species" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2214: 1–28. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
Marinoni, Luciane; Thompson, F. Christian (2003). "Flower flies of southeastern Brazil (Diptera: Syrphidae) Part I. Introduction and new species". Studia dipterologica. 10 (2): 565–578. ISSN 0945-3954.

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