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There are five myrmecophilous species in this genus. They are characterised by the reduced size of the eyes. It was previously considered a synonym of Microdon.

List of Oligeriops and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution Notes
Oligeriops chalybeus (Ferguson, 1926) ants Australia
Oligeriops dimorphon (Ferguson, 1926) Iridomyrmex chasei Australia
Oligeriops iridomyrmex (Shannon, 1927) Iridomyrmex rufoniger Australia
Oligeriops moestus (Ferguson, 1926) ants Australia
Oligeriops occidentalis (Ferguson, 1926) ants Australia


  • Ferguson, E.W. 1926. Revision of Australian Syrphidae (Diptera). Part i. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 51: 137-183. [1926.07.01
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.