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Present and future of the knowledge about the genus Eumerus Meigen, 1822 (Diptera: Syrphidae) in the Iberian Peninsula

Pablo Aguado-Aranda, Antonio Ricarte, María Ángeles Marcos-García


The genus Eumerus Meigen, 1822 (Eristalinae: Merodontini) is one of the most diverse hoverfly genera in the west Palaeartic Region with 140 confirmed species and 80 occurring in the European continent. It is also highly diverse in the Iberian Peninsula plus the Balearic and Canary Islands with 43 species. Recent descriptions of four new species have increased the number of species endemic to the Iberian Peninsula up to five. Nowadays, taxonomy, distribution and biology of the Iberian Eumerus are still far to be fully understood. The aim of this work is to present an updated overview of the Eumerus taxonmy and diversity in the Iberian area, addressing main topics pending of resolution in the genus.

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Eristalinae; Merodontini; Eumerus; diversity; Spain

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