Chrysotoxum fasciatum

Chrysotoxum fasciatum is a species of Holarctic hoverfly. [1]

Chrysotoxum fasciatum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Chrysotoxum
C. fasciatum
Binomial name
Chrysotoxum fasciatum
(Müller, 1764)
  • Chrysotoxum ventricosum Loew, 1864
  • Chrysotoxum coloradense Greene, 1918


External images For terms see Morphology of Diptera
Wing length 8-10·25 mm. Orange stigma. No dark wing spot. Apical antennomere longer than antennomeres 1 and 2 together. Abdomen arched, shortly ovate and thick in side view. Scutellum yellow with a darker centre.

Keys and accounts

  • Coe R.L. (1953) Syrphidae [2]
  • Van Veen, M. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe [3]
  • Van der Goot,V.S. (1981) De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux[4]
  • Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988) Keys to USSR insects. Diptera [5]


Ireland through Europe [6] then East across the Palearctic to Siberia, Kamchatka and Japan.[7] Nearctic Manitoba westwards[1]


Habitat is wetlands and deciduous and conifer woodlands including fen carr, raised bogs, along stream edges. Also found in unimproved grassland and heath and Betula and Salix scrub.[8] Flowers visited include yellow composites, white umbellifers, Calluna, Frangula alnus, Hypochoeris, Leontodon, Leucojum aestivum, Ligustrum, Luzula sylvatica, Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus, Rubus, Salix repens, Sorbus aucuparia.[9] The flight period is May to September, with peaks in June and August.


  1. ^ a b Vockeroth, J.R. (1991). The Flower Flies of the Subfamily Syrphinae of Canada, Alaska and Greenland. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 18. Agriculture Canada. p. 456.
  2. ^ Coe, R.L. (1953) Diptera: Syrphidae. Handbks.ident.Br.insects, 10(1): 1-98. R.ent.Soc.London.pdf
  3. ^ Van Veen, M. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe: identification keys to the Syrphidae. 256pp. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht.
  4. ^ Van der Goot,V.S. (1981)De zweefvliegen van Noordwest - Europa en Europees Rusland, in het bijzonder van de Benelux. KNNV, Uitgave no.32: 275pp. Amsterdam.
  5. ^ Bei-Bienko, G.Y. & Steyskal, G.C. (1988a) Keys to the Insects of the European Part of the USSR, Volume V: Diptera and Siphonaptera, Part I. Amerind Publishing Co., New Delhi. ISBN 81-205-0080-6.
  6. ^ Fauna Europaea
  7. ^ Peck, L.V. (1988) Syrphidae. In: Soos, A. & Papp, L. (eds.) Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera, 8: 11-230. Akad. Kiado, Budapest.
  8. ^ Speight, M.C.D. (2011). "Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera)" (PDF). Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae. 65: 285pp.
  9. ^ de Buck, N. (1990) Bloembezoek en bestuivingsecologie van Zweefvliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae) in het bijzonder voor België. Doc.Trav. IRSNB, no.60, 1-167.

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