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Hovamicrodon is a subgenus of the hoverfly genus Archimicrodon, endemic to Madagascar.[1] Hovamicrodon is distinguished by a particular type of scutellar calcar, being broad and blunt apically.[2]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Archimicrodon
Subgenus: Hovamicrodon
Keiser, 1971
Type species
Hovamicrodon silvester
Keiser, 1971


The six known species are:

  • A. flavifacies (Keiser, 1971)
  • A. fuscipennis (Keiser, 1971)
  • A. hova (Herve-Bazin, 1913)[1]
  • A. nubecula (Keiser, 1971)
  • A. silvester (Keiser, 1971)
  • A. vulpicolor (Hull, 1941)[1]


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