Doros (hoverfly)

Doros (hoverfly)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Syrphinae
Tribe: Syrphini
Genus: Doros
Meigen, 1803

Doros is a genus of hoverflies. They are large slender flies, that mimic solitary wasp in slow flight.[1][2] They have very limited flight period.[3]


  • Doros aequalis Loew, 1863
  • Doros destillatorius Mik, 1885
  • Doros profuges (Harris, 1780) (= Doros conopseus (Fabricius, 1775)[4])


  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E.; Falk, Steven J (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide (2nd ed.). London: British Entomological and Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp. ISBN 1899935037. 
  2. ^ Ball, S.G.; Morris, R.K.A. (2000). Provisional atlas of British hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Monks Wood, UK: Biological Record Centre. pp. 167 pages. ISBN 1 870393 54 6. 
  3. ^ Veen, M.P. van (2004) (Hardback). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae. Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. pp. 254. ISBN 9050111998. 
  4. ^ Barkalov, A.V. "Syrphidae collection of Siberian Zoological Museum". Novosibirsk, Russia: the Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 

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