Paramicrodon delicatulus

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Paramicrodon delicatulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Paramicrodon
Species: P. delicatulus
Binomial name
Paramicrodon delicatulus
Hull, 1937


This species differs from Microdon flukei Curran in the general bluish purple color, as well as other particulars. Pile above antennae on vertex and occiput silvery, narrowly black below ocelli in the front. The antennae are wholly orange, whereas they are brown in flukei with a black third joint. Abdomen unicolorous purplish, with the basal red color of flukei.






  • Loew, H. 1872. Diptera Americae septentrionalis indigena. Centuria decima. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 16: 49-124.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.