Faunistic work on the Hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of district Narowal, Pakistan
Muhammad Asghar Hassan, Khalid Mahmood, Khawar Nazir, Noor Fatima and Muhammad Awais Aslam
The present study was conducted to initiate the faunistic work on the family Syrphidae from District Narowal, Punjab. The specimens were collected from the different sites of study area during January to September 2016 and collections were done from the following host; grasses, flowers of Raphanus sativus, Brassica campestris, Eruca sativa, Trifolium alexandrinum, Parthenium hysterophorus and Capsicum annuum by using common entomological net. Twenty species from 12 genera of two sub-families were identified and all of them are new records to the study area. Mesembrius quadrivittatus Wiedemann (1819) is recorded for the first time from Pakistan.
Muhammad Asghar Hassan, Khalid Mahmood, Khawar Nazir, Noor Fatima, Muhammad Awais Aslam. Faunistic work on the Hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of district Narowal, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(1):626-630.