Records of flies from Syrphidae family in Western Ukraine

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The dataset includes 2000 records of 143 species of hover flies, collected in 7 regions of Western Ukraine during 2005-2022. According to the IUCN, the presented species have different statuses - Data Deficient (DD), Endangered (EN), Near Threatened (NT), Least Concern (LC). Temnostoma meridionale is included in the Red Book of Ukraine (category: Vulnerable). The overwhelming majority of the finds belong to the Volhynian-Podolian Upland. The collections include data from the territories of protected areas - Malovanka landscape park, Podilski Tovtry, Male Polissia, Skolivski Beskydy national parks, Medobory, Roztochia and Rivnenskyi nature reserves.

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Lishchuk A, Drebet M (2023). Records of flies from Syrphidae family in Western Ukraine. Version 1.2. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset.


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Occurrence; flies; insects; biodiversity; Podilski Tovtry; arthropods; animals; entomofauna; fauna; rare species; Volhynian-Podolian Upland; Ukraine; Observation


Anastasiia Lishchuk
  • Originator
Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park
Mykhailo Drebet
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The data covers the territory of 7 regions of Western Ukraine: Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Volyn, Rivne, Ternopil, and Khmelnytsky administrative regions of Ukraine. The main material covers the territory of the Volhynian-Podolian Upland.

Bounding Coordinates South West [48.29, 23.541], North East [51.869, 27.449]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of representatives of Syrphidae family only.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Family Syrphidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-04-17 / 2022-06-09

Project Data

“Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project aims to contribute to the protection and conservation of biological diversity in Ukraine during and after the war, by collecting, digitalizing and publishing the primary biodiversity data held by Ukrainian scientists and environmentalists in war-affected territories. The project is implemented by Oleksii Marushchak, 2023 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellow.

Title Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime
Funding “Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project is funded by the European Union within its Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme.

The personnel involved in the project:

Oleksii Marushchak

Sampling Methods

Insects are collected with an entomological net with a hoop diameter of 30 cm. Adults are collected in flight, on flowers and leaves of plants. The collection sites are recorded using a GPS navigator (Garmin eTrex-30) on the ground, and later refined on a PC (using software). All collected individuals are fixed in the field in special containers using a fixative (acetone). In the laboratory, frozen individuals are identified using special identifiers, and the identified individuals are entered into the database. Identification of individuals is carried out using binoculars - Stereoscopic Microscope (MBS-9) and PZO Warszawa (24865). Species that have the status of disputed (in identification) are taken for clarification and discussion to the specialists of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine.

Study Extent The dataset represents 2000 records of flies from Syrphidae family collected from the territory of the Volhynian-Podolian Upland during the period of 2005-2022. Most of the items were recorded from the territory of Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park. Some of the specimens are preserved in several collections among Ukrainian scientific and nature conservation institutions. 1. «Hoverflies of Volhynian-Podolian Upland». 2. Collection without an identifier. 3.'anec-Podilskogo_nacionalnogo_universitetu_imeni_Ivana_Ogienka. 4. The collection material is prepared for long-term storage. All specimens are mounted on entomological pins and have labels indicating the date and place of collection, scientific name of the specimen, the name of the collector and those who identified them. The collection was organized according to generally accepted methods. The systematic position of species is given according to the nomenclature (Peck, 1988).
Quality Control Consultations and clarification of the identification of individual species were carried out by Grigory Popov, PhD, Department of Entomology and Collection Management, I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, and Olexiy V. Prokhorov, PhD, Department of Entomology and Collection Management, I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology. The collector has 18 years of experience with this group of organisms.

Method step description:

  1. Collecting of the speciens from the wild according to the described approach.
  2. Post-collecting studies, National Museum of Natural History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Anastasiia Lishchuk); Kamianets-Podіlskyi Ivan Ohiienko National University, Department of Ecology (Anastasiia Lishchuk); Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park (Anastasiia Lishchuk).
  3. Preparing of the specimens for preservation.
  4. Georeferencing.
  5. Organizing of the dataset according to the Darwin Core standards.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Ліщук А.В. 2022. Список мух-повисюх (Diptera, Syrphidae) НПП «Подільські Товтри». Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. Вип. 38. С. 193–205.
  2. Popov, G., V. Shparyk, A. Prokhorov, I. Lezhenina, R. Mishustin, A. Lishchuk. 2022. Catalogue of the Syrphidae of Ukraine: an annotated checklist, with distributions and bibliography // 11th International Symposium on Syrphidae, Barcelonnette, 5-10 September, p. – 87.
  3. Ліщук А. В., М. В. Дребет. 2020. Temnostoma meridionale Krivosheina & Mamayev, 1962, на Поділлі, Україна. Вісник Кам'янець-Подільського національного університету імені Івана Огієнка. Серія : Екологія. № 5, 69-77.
  4. Ліщук А. В. Розподіл трофічних груп личинок мух-дзюрчалок (Diptera, Syrphidae) у Широколистянолісовій зоні України / А. В. Ліщук // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. - 2015. - Вип. 31. - С. 97-106.
  5. Членистоногі природного заповідника «Розточчя» / Різун В.Б., Геряк Ю.М., Гірна А.Я., Годунько Р.Й., Канарський Ю.В., Капрусь І.Я., Коновалова І.Б., Ліщук А.В., Мартинов В.В., Мартинов О.В., Мателешко О.Ю., Меламуд В.В., Нікуліна Т.В., Пушкар Т.І., Стрямець Г.В., Трач В.А., Філик Р.А., Чумак В.О., Шрубович Ю.Ю., Яницький Т.П. – Львів, 2010. – 395 с.
  6. Ліщук А.В. Мухи-дзюрчалки (Diptera, Syrphidae) Природного заповідника “Медобори”(Західне Поділля) // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2009. ― Вип.25. ― С. 281-288.
  7. Ліщук А.В. Огляд видів Chrysotoxum Meigen, 1803 (Diptera, Syrphidae) Західного регіонуУкраїни // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. – Львів, 2007. – Вип. 23. – С.179-184.

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