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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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
Genus: Episyrphus
Subgenera (2): Asiobaccha – Episyrphus

Overview of species (24)

E. arcifer – E. balteatus – E. bicolor – E. bimaculata – E. canaqueus – E. circularis – E. contax – E. contractus – E. divertens – E. flavibasis – E. insularis – E. nigromarginatus – E. noumeae – E. nubilipennis – E. obligatus – E. perscitus – E. petilis – E. praefica – E. stuckenbergi – E. sulica – E. tripartita – E. trisectus – E. viridaureus – E. virtuosa

[Source: Catalogue of Life: 2013 Annual Checklist]

Add (2): E. glaber – E. oliviae

Episyrphus Matsumura, 1917


Matsumura 1917: Ent. Mag. Kyoto, 3, 16.
Wright, S.G.; Skevington, J.H. 2013: Revision of the subgenus Episyrphus (Episyrphus) Matsumura (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Australia. Zootaxa 3683(1): 51–64. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3683.1.3 Reference page.

Episyrphus is a genus of hoverflies in the subfamily Syrphinae. Larvae are predatory, often on aphids.[2] One species, E. balteatus, has a cosmopolitan distribution.[3]

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E. balteatus (De Geer, 1776)
E. circularis Hull, 1941[1][4]
E. flavibasis Keiser, 1971[1][5]
E. nigromarginatus Vockeroth, 1973[1][6]
E. petilis Vockeroth, 1973[1][6]
E. trisectus (Loew, 1858)[1]
E. viridaureus (Wiedemann, 1824)


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). pp. 1–1436. ISBN 0565-00821-8. {{cite book}}: |format= requires |url= (help)
Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 253, xvpp.
Van Veen, M.P. (2004). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae (Hardback). Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 254. ISBN 90-5011-199-8.
Hull, Frank M. (1941). "A study of syrphid flies from Madagascar". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 92: 309–334.
Keiser, F. (1971). "Syrphidae von Madagaskar (Dipt.)". Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basal. ngib. 81: 223–318.
Vockeroth, J. R. (1973). "Some new or uncommon Syrphini (Diptera: Syrphidae) from southern Africa I". Annals of the Natal Museum. The Natal Museum. 21: 595–607.

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