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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: Eristalinae
Tribus: Eristalini
Subtribus: Helophilina
Genus: Helophilus
Subgenera: H. (Helophilus)
& H. (Pilinasica)
Overview of species

Subgenus H. (Helophilus)

H. affinis – H. bilinearis – H. borealis – H. bottnicus – H. celeber – H. consimilis – H. continuus – H. contractus – H. distinctus – H. divisus – H. fasciatus – H. frutetorum – H. groenlandicus – H. hybridus – H. insignis – H. intentus – H. interpunctus – H. kurentzovi – H. laetus – H. lapponicus – H. latifrons – H. lineatus – H. lunulatus – H. neoaffinis – H. obscurus – H. obsoletus – H. oxycanus – H. parallelus – H. pendulus – H. perfidiosus – H. pilosus – H. relictus – H. rex – H. sapporensis – H. sibiricus – H. stipatus – H. transfugus – H. trivittatus – H. turanicus – H. versicolor – H. virgatus –

Subgenus H. (Pilinasica)

H. antipodus – H. campbelli – H. campbellicus – H. cargilli – H. chathamensis – H. cingulatus – H. hectori – H. hochstetteri – H. ineptus – H. montanus – H. seelandicus – H. taruensis –
Fossils species

H. nothobombus – Kotthoff and Schmid 2005
H. villeneuvi – Théobald, 1937


Helophilus Meigen, 1822

Asemosyrphus Bigot, 1882
Pilinasica Malloch, 1922
Palaeoxylota Hull, 1950

Helophilus pendulus MHNT Fronton

Helophilus pendulus


Meigen, J. W. 1822: Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europäischen zweiflügeligen Insekten, Vol. 3, Schultz, Hamm, pp. 368–376. BHL (fulltext)
Malloch, J.R. 1922: A revision of the generic status of some New Zealand Diptera. New Zealand journal of science and technology, 5: 227–228. BUGZ
Thompson, F.C. 2008: A conspectus of New Zealand flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new genus and species. Zootaxa, 1716: 1–20. Abstract & excerpt PDF
Verlinden, L. 1994: Faune de Belgique : Syrphides (Syrphidae). Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (I.R.Sc.N.B.), Bruxelles, 289 pp.
U. Kotthoff and U. Schmid. 2005. A new fossil hoverfly (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae) from the Randeck Maar (Early Miocene, south-west Germany). Palaeontology 48(5):1091-1096
N. Theobald. 1937. Les insectes fossiles des terrains oligocènes de France. Bulletin Mensuel (Mémoires) de la Société des Sciences de Nancy 1:1-473

Vernacular names
français: Hélophiles

Helophilus are a diverse genus of moderate to large hoverflies, that appear somewhat bee-like. Larvae filter-feed in organic rich water. All Helophilus adults have a distinctive lengthwise striped thorax and a transverse striped abdomen.[2][3]

Subgenus: Helophilus

H. affinis Wahlberg, 1844
H. bilinearis Williston, 1887
H. borealis Staeger, 1845[4]
H. bottnicus Wahlberg, 1844
H. celeber Osten Sacken, 1882
H. consimilis Malm, 1863
H. continuus Loew, 1854
H. contractus (Claussen & Pedersen, 1980)
H. distinctus Williston, 1887
H. fasciatus Walker, 1849
H. frutetorum (Fabricius, 1775)
H. groenlandicus (Fabricius, 1780)
H. hybridus Loew, 1846
H. insignis Violovitsh, 1979[4]
H. intentus Curran and Fluke, 1922
H. interpunctus (Harris, 1776)
H. kurentzovi (Violovitsh, 1960)
H. lapponicus Wahlberg, 1844
H. latifrons Loew, 1863
H. lineatus (Fabricius, 1787)
H. lunulatus Meigen, 1822[1]
H. neoaffinis Fluke, 1949
H. obscurus Loew, 1863
H. oxycanus (Walker, 1852)
H. parallelus (Harris, 1776)
H. pendulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
H. perfidiosus (Hunter, 1897)
H. pilosus Hunter, 1897
H. relictus (Curran & Fluke, 1926)
H. sapporensis Matsumura, 1911
H. sibiricus Smirnov, 1923
H. stipatus Walker, 1849
H. transfugus (Linnaeus, 1758)
H. trivittatus (Fabricius, 1805)
H. turanicus Smirnov, 1923[4]
H. versicolor (Fabricius, 1794)
H. virgatus Coquillett, 1898

Subgenus: Pilinasica[5][6]

H. antipodus Schiner, 1868
H. campbelli (Miller, 1921)
H. campbellicus Hutton, 1902
H. cargilli Miller, 1911
H. chathamensis Hutton, 1901
H. cingulatus Fabricius, 1775
H. hectori Miller, 1924
H. hochstetteri Nowicki, 1875
H. ineptus Walker, 1849
H. montanus (Miller, 1921)
H. seelandicus Gmelin, 1790
H. taruensis Miller, 1924

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2009)

Meigen, Johann Wilhelm (1822). Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europäische n zweiflugeligen Insekten. Hamm: Dritter Theil. Schulz-Wundermann. pp. x, 416, pls. 22–32. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
Coe, R.L. (1953). Diptera: Syrphidae, Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Vol 10 Pt 1. Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 98pp.
Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J. (2002). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd revised ed.). British Entomological and Natural History Society. p. 469. ISBN 978-1899935055.
Barkalov, A.V. "Syrphidae collection of Siberian Zoological Museum". Novosibirsk, Russia: the Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
Wikispecies: Helophilus (Pilinasica) page -
Thompson, F.C. 2008: A conspectus of New Zealand flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new genus and species. Zootaxa, 1716: 1-20.

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