Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae
CJAI 23 August 23, 2013

G.F.G. Miranda1,2*, A.D. Young1, M.M. Locke3,4, S.A. Marshall1, J.H. Skevington3,4, F.C. Thompson5

1 Insect Systematics Laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.;
2 Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, AM, Brazil / Museu da Amazônia, Manaus, AM, Brazil.
3 Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada.;
4Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
5 Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
*Corresponding Author.

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Thanks to Stephen Luk for taking many of the character photographs using the Microptics system; to V. Bura, A. Jewiss-Gaines, B. Kelly, S. Matheson, O. Mitra and V. Nowell for databasing Syrphidae specimens at the CNC and the DEBU collections; to the students at the CANPOLIN Pollinator Identification Course and the University of Guelph for beta testing; to M. Hauser for sharing distributional records of Myathropa florea. Funding to GFGM was provided by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Ensino Superior (CAPES/MCTI). The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-CANPOLIN) provided for funding much of this work, including support for ADY’s and MML’s graduate studies. This is CANPOLIN publication number 66. NSERC Discovery Grants to SAM and JHS provided additional student support and Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada funding to JHS contributed much of the necessary infrastructure for the work done in Ottawa.