Taxon profile


Narcissus Bulb Fly
Merodon equestris (Fabricius, 1794)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Diptera - true flies, mosquitoes and gnats »  family Syrphidae - flower flies »  genus Merodon

Scientific synonyms

Syrphus equestris Fabricius, 1794 o
Lampetia equestris (Fabricius, 1794)
Musca bombyliformis Geoffroy, 1785
Merodon constans Wiedemann, 1822
Eristalis ferrugineus Fabricius, 1805
Merodon nigrithorax Bezzi, 1900
Merodon tuberculatus Rondani, 1845


Merodon equestris - Narcissus Bulb Fly

Author: Cheryl Moorehead, individual,

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

varietas Merodon equestris var. bulborum Rondani, 1845
varietas Merodon equestris var. equestris (Fabricius, 1794)
varietas Merodon equestris var. flavicans (Fabricius, 1794)
varietas Merodon equestris var. narcissi (Fabricius, 1805)
varietas Merodon equestris var. nobilis Meigen, 1822
varietas Merodon equestris var. validus Wiedemann, 1822

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [65709]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Merodon equestris (Fabricius, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Jedlička L., Kúdela M., Stloukalová V.: Checklist of Diptera of the Czech Republic and Slovakia [] [as Merodon equestris (Fabricius, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 21 June 2016

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