Conservation of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) requires complementary resources at the landscape and local scales.

Conservation of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) requires complementary resources at the landscape and local scales.

Accumulating proof reveals that landscape fragmentation drives the noticed worldwide decline in populations of pollinators, significantly in species of Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. However, Little is understood about the results of landscape fragmentation on hoverfly (Diptera, Syrphidae) communities. Hoverflies present diverse ecosystem providers: larvae contribute to waste decomposition (saprophagous species) and pest management (aphidophagous species), and adults pollinate a variety …

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