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There are seven myrmecophilous species in this genus.

List of Aristosyrphus and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Subgenus
Aristosyrphus boraceiensis Papavero, 1962 ants Neotropical Aristosyrphus
Aristosyrphus carpenteri Hull, 1945 ants Neotropical Aristosyrphus
Aristosyrphus currani Goot, 1964 ants Neotropical Eurypterosyrphus
Aristosyrphus macropterus Curran, 1941 ants Neotropical Eurypterosyrphus
Aristosyrphus melanopterus Barretto & Lane, 1947 ants Neotropical Eurypterosyrphus
Aristosyrphus minutus Thompson, 2004 ants Brazil Aristosyrphus
Aristosyrphus primus Curran, 1941 ants Neotropical Aristosyrphus


  • Barretto, M.P. & Lane, J. 1947. Novos Microdontinae brasileiros (Diptera, Syrphidae). Revista de Entomologia 18: 139-148.
  • Curran, C.H. 1941. New American Syrphidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 78: 243-304.
  • GOOT, V. S. VAN DER 1964. Fluke's catalogue of neotropical Syrphidae (Insects, Diptera) a critical study with an appendix on new names in Syrphidae. Beaufortia 10(121): 212-221.
  • Hull, F.M. 1945. Some undescribed syrphid flies. Proc. New Engl. Zool. Club 23: 71-78.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.
  • Marinoni, L. & Thompson, F.C. 2004. Flower flies of southeastern Brazil (Diptera: Syrphidae). Part I. Introduction and new species. Studia Dipterologica 10: 565-578.
  • Papavero, N. 1962. Quatro novas especies de Microdontinae do Brasil (Diptera, Syrphidae). Papeis Avulso Zool. 15: 317-326.