Here an overview of possible species complexes and undescribed species will be posted.
This list is a working list and will be updated regularly.
Furthermore a sneak preview of upcomming papers to be submitted to JvS is presented.
This list will only be visible through a password and this will be given when your membership donation or application through the infojvs mail address will be approved.
Syrphidae (Hoverflies, Flowerflies) are decreasing in an alarming rate, however undescribed species are still being discovered on a yearly basis. The description of the biodiversity is not only usefull for taxonomists but for the entire ecosystem service Syrphidae play a key role in pollinating plants. Moreover Syrphidae are being used as bio-control agents against aphids or as decomposers of manure and other plant waste. Mass-migration it another topic in which Syrphidae might play a keyrole in long-distance pollen transport and also long-distance nutrient transport as Syrphidae are food for many other insects, lizards, birds etc.
By describing these new species possible new aspects of pollination, use for bio-control can be found.
Anyone who wants to contribute to this please read the other pages on the Syrphidae Foundation and donate for this noble cause.