This page will be updated with detailed information on each of these pollinator groups soon.

The most important family of flies is that of Syrphidae, also known as hoverflies or flower flies, the latter name highlighting their special relationship with flowering plants. Within the Mediterranean, the family encompasses more than 500 species varying as to their dependence on flowers and pollination efficiency. Only adults visit the flowers for nectar and pollen, which implies that no hoverfly species is exclusively dependent on flowers, as the larvae may be phytophages, saproxylics, microphages or predators.