Platycheirus splendidus new for the Netherlands, Belgium and France (Diptera: Syrphidae) Platycheirus splendidus has only recently been described as a cryptic species closely related to P. scutatus. Re-examination of the material of P. scutatus in some of the Dutch collections revealed that P. splendidus also occurs in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. From Belgium one male was found (Bastogne, 23.V.1999, leg and col. J.T. Smit) and one male from France (Dept. Hautes Alpes, Pré de Mme Carle, Gironde, 1850 m, 11.VI.1992, leg. J. & W. van Steenis, col. W. van Steenis). The Dutch records of P. splendidus are summarized in a distribution map. The difference between the males of both species are given in a table. Females were studied briefly, but they showed even more variability than the males. Therefore they were not taken into account in this study.

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Smit, J.T. (2001). De zweefvlieg Platycheirus splendidus nieuw voor Nederland, België en Frankrijk (Diptera: Syrphidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 15, 141–147.