Platycheirus freyeri Heer 1849 (hover fly)

Insecta - Diptera - Syrphidae

Alternative combination: Syrphus freyeri

Full reference: O. Heer. 1849. Die Insektenfauna der Tertiärgebilde von Oeningen und von Radoboj in Croatien. Zweiter Theil: Henschrecken, Florfliegen, Aderflügler, Schmetterlinge und Fliegen 1-264

Belongs to Platycheirus according to N. L. Evenhuis 1994

See also Förster 1891, Heer 1849 and Hull 1945

Sister taxa: Platycheirus geminatus, Platycheirus haidingeri, Platycheirus infumatus, Platycheirus lethaeus, Platycheirus persistens

Type specimen: Its type locality is Radoboj (Montanistischen Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Miocene of Croatia (1 collection)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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