Barkalov A.V., Mutin V.A. 2017. [Hover flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of Tsentral’nosibirskij Reserve in Kasnoyarskii Krai, Russia] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.1: 10–22 [in Russian with English sammary].

Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia.

Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Kirova Str. 17/2, Komsomolsk-na-Amure 681000 Russia.


doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.16.1.04

ABSTRACT. The hover fly fauna of the taiga zone of Central Siberia was studied for the first time. 169 species belonging to 55 genera of three subfamilies were collected from the territory of Tsentral’nosibirskij Reserve in Krasnoyarskii Krai, Russia. In contrast to the fauna of tundra zone which is dominated by species of the subfamily Syrphinae, the fauna of the studied taiga area differs in its high number of subfamily Eristalinae taxa (97 species of 31 genera). The subfamily Syrphinae is represented here by 65 species of 20 genera, and the subfamily Pipizinae by 7 species of 4 genera. Representatives of the subfamily Microdontinae were absent in the studied territory. The unusually high species diversity of the subfamily Eristalinae can be explained by the large number of species whose larvae are associated with arboreal vegetation; furthermore, the large number of small, organic-rich water bodies in a studied area dictates their presence of the richest genus in the Palaearctic, namely Cheilosia, 17 species of which were found in the Reserve, a significantly higher number than in the tundra zone. The proposed list of Syrphidae species is not exhaustive due to the early onset of the summer, 2016. The status of the subgenus Knutsonia Barkalov, 2012 of the genus Sphaerophoria Le Peletier et Serville, 1828 is renamed as Knutsoniana Barkalov et Mutin, nom.n.

KEY WORDS: syrphids, Syrphidae, Central Siberia, taiga, Enisei Region, list of species.

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