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Any of numerous flies of the family Syrphidae, most of which resemble bees or wasps in form and coloration. Adult syrphids feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers, and the larvae of many species feed on aphids. Also called flower fly, hover fly.

[From New Latin Syrphidae, family name, from Syrphus, type genus, from Greek surphos, gnat.]

syr′phid adj.
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(Animals) any dipterous fly of the family Syrphidae, typically having a coloration mimicking that of certain bees and wasps: includes the hover flies
[C19: from Greek surphos gnat]
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(ˈsɜr fɪd)

also syr•phi•an

(-fi ən)

n. adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Syrphidae.
[1890–95; < New Latin Syrphidae family name < Greek sýrphos gnat]
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craccivora, besides being considered the most abundant and important syrphid predator in South America (Auad 2003).
The coccinellid and syrphid fly showed a maximum population of 1.3 and 1.1 per plant in wheat monoculture respectively in the third week of March, The garlic (1.1/plant) and brassica (0.8/plant) showed maximum population while minimum population of coccinellid recorded in berseem (0.6 per plant) and alfalfa (0.5 per plant).
Likewise, the order of efficiency on toria is Andrena ilerda > Apis mellifera > Apis dorsata > Apis florea (Table 6), on carrot it is Andrena leaena > Apis florea > syrphid flies (Table 7), and on bath sponge it is X.
citri recorded in the literature are ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) with 39 species (38.6%), followed by the lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) with 13 species (12.9%) and syrphid flies with 8 species (7.9%).
radiata and increased attacks by native predators, such as syrphid fly larvae, which have started using ACP nymphs for food, are having a substantial impact, reducing urban ACP populations by more than 90% at some locations at certain times of year.
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Other flower visitors exhibiting behaviors less likely to transfer pollen included ants (Formicidae), small Hemiptera, beetles (Coleoptera), flesh flies (Sarcophagidae), syrphid flies (Syrphidae), thrips (Thysanoptera), and ladybugs (Coccinellidae).
To consider the larvae of the syrphid Pseudodoros clavatus as efficient predators, the morphology of larval mouthparts was analyzed and larvae were evaluated as potential biological control of Aphis craccivora.