Paragus (Paragus) bicolor ( Fabricius, 1794 ),

El-Hawagry, Magdi S. & Gilbert, Francis, 2019, Catalogue of the Syrphidae of Egypt (Diptera), Zootaxa 4577 (2), pp. 201-248: 214-215

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4577.2.1

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scientific name

Paragus (Paragus) bicolor ( Fabricius, 1794 )
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Paragus (Paragus) bicolor ( Fabricius, 1794) 

Syrphus bicolor Fabricius, 1794: 297  . Type locality: Barbariae [= Nw. Africa].

Musca cruentatus Geoffroy, 1785: 462. Type locality: France (Paris).

Paragus arcuatus Meigen, 1822: 179  . Type locality: France (Provence).

Paragus taeniatus Meigen, 1822: 179  . Type locality: France (Southern France).

Paragus ater Meigen, 1822: 182  . Type locality: France (Carpentras).

Paragus testaceus Meigen, 1822: 180  . Type locality: Austria & France (Southern France).

Paragus ruficauda Zetterstedt, 1843: 852  . Type locality: Sweden (Scania: Esperöd).

Paragus tacchettii Rondani, 1865: 140  . Type locality: Italy (Brescia).

World distribution: AF: Namibia, South Africa. NE: Canada, USA. OR: India (Jammu & Kashmir), Pakistan. PA:

Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Egypt, Europe (from southern Sweden and Denmark south to the Mediterranean, from France eastwards through central and southern Europe), Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Morocco, Tunisia.

Egyptian localities: Eastern Desert: Wadi Um Elek [ Shaumar & Kamal (1978)].

Activity period in Egypt: June.

Remarks: Adults fly low among ground vegetation and settle on either bare ground or low plants. The flowers visited include: Euphorbia, Herniaria  glabra, Potentilla and Solidago ( Speight 2017). Gomes (1981) reared this species from among aphids on Rumex  in Portugal.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Paragus

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Paragus (Paragus) bicolor ( Fabricius, 1794 )

El-Hawagry, Magdi S. & Gilbert, Francis 2019
2019
Loc

Paragus tacchettii

Rondani, C. 1865: 140
1865
Loc

Paragus ruficauda

Zetterstedt, J. W. 1843: 852
1843
Loc

Paragus arcuatus

Meigen, J. W. 1822: 179
1822
Loc

Paragus taeniatus

Meigen, J. W. 1822: 179
1822
Loc

Paragus ater

Meigen, J. W. 1822: 182
1822
Loc

Paragus testaceus

Meigen, J. W. 1822: 180
1822
Loc

Syrphus bicolor

Fabricius, J. C. 1794: 297
1794