A hoverfly checklist (Diptera: Syrphidae) of the Mascarene island of Réunion, France

Authors

  • M. Angeles Marcos-García CIBIO, University of Alicante
  • Antonio Ricarte National Museums Collection Centre
  • Neus Estela CIBIO, University of Alicante

Keywords:

Syrphid fauna, first records, Afrotropical region, Mascarene Islands.

Abstract

 A commented and updated checklist of the hoverflies from the Mascarene island of Réunion, France, is presented. A total of 22 species are listed. New data on eight species are provided, two of them new to Réunion: Syritta austeni Bezzi, 1915 and Eristalinus madagascariensis (Hervé-Bazin, 1914). Réunion has 14 species shared with Madagascar and 10 with Mauritius. The present study contributes to better understand the biodiversity of this part of the world.

Author Biographies

M. Angeles Marcos-García, CIBIO, University of Alicante

Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales, Professor of Zoology

Antonio Ricarte, National Museums Collection Centre

Natural Sciences, Entomology, research fellow

Neus Estela, CIBIO, University of Alicante

Degree in Biology

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Published

2013-08-06

How to Cite

Marcos-García, M. A., Ricarte, A., & Estela, N. (2013). A hoverfly checklist (Diptera: Syrphidae) of the Mascarene island of Réunion, France. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 18(1), 59–68. Retrieved from https://www.entomol.org/journal/index.php/JERS/article/view/512

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Journal of the Entomological Research Society