The Netherlands are a small country, but nevertheless a respectable number of 328 species of hoverflies are known from within its borders. The knowledge of the hoverfly fauna of the Netherlands has greatly improved over the last 10 years, as a result of a national recording scheme. This book presents a comprehensive review of knowledge on the Dutch hoverfly fauna in a way that should be attractive not only for serious entomologists, but also for amateur naturalists and anyone interested in nature policy and -management. The first nine chapters deal with general topics like ecology, behaviour, diversity, evolutionary history, taxonomy, threats and conservation of hoverflies. In chapter 10, the species accounts give information separately for each species.