Revision of the West-Palaearctic species of the tribe Cerioidini (Diptera, Syrphidae).


The West-Palaearctic cerioidines (Syrphidae: Cerioidini) are revised, including species of the genera Ceriana Rafinesque, Primocerioides Shannon, and Sphiximorpha Rondani. Three new species are described, Ceriana glaebosa van Steenis & Ricarte sp. n. (Cyprus), Ceriana media van Steenis & Ricarte sp. n. (Afghanistan and Iran) and Ceriana skevingtoni van Steenis & Ricarte sp. n. (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran). The following names are proposed as junior synonyms: Cerioides caucasicus Paramonov, 1927 [= Ceriana conopsoides (Linnaeus, 1758)], Ceria binominata Verrall, 1901 [= Sphiximorpha garibaldii (Rondani, 1860)], Ceriana worelli, Brădescu, 1972b [= Sphiximorpha garibaldii (Rondani, 1860)] and Sphiximorpha hiemalis Ricarte, Nedeljković & Hancock, 2012 [= Primocerioides regale Violovitsh, 1985]. Identification keys, biological data and distribution maps for the studied taxa are provided. Conops vaginicornis Schrank, 1803 is discarded as a synonym of Ceriana conopsoides and should be considered as nomen dubium.

DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4196.2.1

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@article{Steenis2016RevisionOT, title={Revision of the West-Palaearctic species of the tribe Cerioidini (Diptera, Syrphidae).}, author={Jeroen VAN Steenis and Antonio Ricarte and Ante Vujic and Daniele Birtele and Martin C. D. Speight}, journal={Zootaxa}, year={2016}, volume={4196 2}, pages={zootaxa.4196.2.1} }