Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.


Name Relationship
Syrphus Fabricius 1775 Preferred
Syrphus willistoni Fluke, 1942 Synonym
Syrphus latafascies Macquart, 1850
Syrphus gurges Walker, 1852
Syrphus palliventralis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus teretus Say, 1835
Syrphus iridipennis Walker, 1837
Syrphus testaceicornis Macquart, 1850
Syrphus concinnus Wiedemann, 1822
Syrphus elongatus Meijere, 1908
Syrphus agitatus Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus excalceatus Rondani, 1868
Syrphus akakurensis Matsumura, 1917
Syrphus discretus Szilady, 1940
Syrphus vittatifrons Say, 1835
Syrphus tarsalis Schummel, 1836
Syrphus pilisquamus Ringdahl, 1928
Syrphus kushirensis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus tenuis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus cylindricus Say, 1824
Syrphus micado Matsumura, 1917
Syrphus loewi Goot, 1964
Syrphus campestris Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus strandi Duda, 1940
Syrphus bifasciatus Macquart, 1834
Syrphus conspicuus Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus similis Blanchard, 1852
Syrphus dubius Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus perpallidus Bigot, 1884
Syrphus chalybeatus Meigen, 1822
Syrphus chujenjianus Matsumura, 1917
Syrphus encaustus Say, 1835
Syrphus quadrivittatus Macquart, 1829
Syrphus nigripes Loew, 1866
Syrphus okadensis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus sexmaculata Macquart, 1850
Syrphus bisinuatus Williston, 1891
Syrphus sexguttata Wulp, 1882
Syrphus fugitivus Rossi, 1790
Syrphus caerulescens Meigen, 1822
Syrphus flavipes Shannon & Aubertin, 1933
Syrphus tsukisappensis Matsumura, 1917
Syrphus shibechensis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus kitakawae Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus binotatus Harris, 1925
Syrphus simillima Vimmer & Soukup, 1938
Syrphus ebracatus Rondani, 1857
Syrphus patagonus Lynch Arribalzaga, 1892
Syrphus candidus Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus hinei Fluke, 1933
Syrphus chilensis Goot, 1964
Syrphus simulatus Say, 1835
Syrphus splendens Thomson, 1869
Syrphus velox Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus tectus Panzer, 1804
Syrphus dilatatus Strobl, 1897
Syrphus topiarius Meigen, 1822
Syrphus kuccharensis Matsumura, 1918
Syrphus vesiculosus Fabricius, 1805
Syrphus piceus Fallen, 1817
Syrphus micans Fabricius, 1798
Syrphus rufiventris Macquart, 1850
Syrphus pseudoribesii Vimmer & Soukup, 1938


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