Surimyia

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There are three myrmecophilous species in this genus. They are small (4– to 5-mm) microdontine flies. Surimyia is the only hoverfly genus with the katatergum lacking microtrichia. In the subfamily Microdontinae, they are distinctive in the absence of pilosity on the postpronotum. Larvae are presumably found in ant nests. They are only known from Suriname.

List of Surimyia and their Host Ants
Genus and species Author and Year Ant Host Distribution
Surimyia minutula (van Doesburg, 1966) ants Suriname
Surimyia reemeri Carvalho-Filho, 2014 ants Suriname
Surimyia rolanderi Reemer, 2008 ants Suriname

REFERENCES

  • Reemer, Menno (2008). "Surimyia, a new genus of Microdontinae, with notes on Paragodon Thompson, 1969 (Diptera, Syrphidae)". Zool. Med. Leiden. Naturalis. 82: 177–188.
  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.