Check List 16(4): 991-995, doi: 10.15560/16.4.991
First record of the genus Syritta Le Peletier & Audinet-Serville, 1828 (Diptera, Syrphidae) from the West Indies
expand article infoXimo Mengual, Carlos de Soto Molinari§
‡ Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany§ Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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We report the genus Syritta Le Peletier and Audinet-Serville, 1828 (Diptera: Syrphidae) from West Indies for the first time. A female of the synanthropic species Syritta flaviventris Macquart, 1842 was photographed in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Río Higuamo, Dominican Republic. This species was introduced in the American continent by human expansion.
Dominican Republic; flower fly; hover fly; synanthropic; photographic record; social media