Elaphropeza crassicercus Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007

Grootaert, Patrick & Shamshev, Igor V., 2012, The fast-running flies (Diptera, Hybotidae, Tachydromiinae) of Singapore and adjacent regions, European Journal of Taxonomy 5, pp. 1-162: 80-82

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2012.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B69F002A-C1A0-439D-9477-62BFA87DEAD7

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3717565

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC87A2-5D09-FFCC-FE0E-B8EF32FD85C6

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Elaphropeza crassicercus Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007
status

 

Elaphropeza crassicercus Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007 

Elaphropeza crassicercus Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007: 37  .

Diagnosis

Occiput black, postpedicel about 2.5 times longer than wide; metanotum brown, otherwise thorax yellow; legs yellow, hind tibia with 1 black curved subapical anteroventral bristle.

Material examined

SINGAPORE: 4 ♂♂, Semakau, 6 May 2009, mangrove, sweeping (reg. 29049, leg. P.G.); 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Semakau 20 May 2009, beach forest, sweeping (reg. 29097, leg. P.G.); 1 ♀, Kranji (KNT01), 12 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29052, leg. P.G.); 1 ♀, Kranji (KNT01), 19 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29075, leg. P.G.); 1 ♀, Kranji (KNT01), 26 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29103, leg. P.G.); 1 ♂, Kranji (KNT01), 2 June 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29128, leg. P.G.); 1 ♀, Pulau Ubin (PU02), 2 June 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29135, leg. P.G.); 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Semakau (SMK04), 13 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29067, leg. P.G.); 1 ♂, Sungei Cina (SCI02), 26 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29123, leg. P.G.); 1 ♂, Sungei Cina (SCI01), 26 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29154, leg. P.G.).

Distribution

Singapore.

Habitat and seasonal occurrence

This is a fairly common species that occurs in beach forests, mangroves and all types of terrestrial forests. Previously this species was reported from Kranji, Sungei Biloh, Sime forest and Nee Soon ( Shamshev & Grootaert 2007). It is present throughout the year, but with a higher activity in the second half of the year. The sex ratio of 0.5/1 indicates that females have a different activity pattern than males.

Species Complex 3. - Hind tibia lacking prominent bristles.

No new information was found on that group since Shamshev & Grootaert (2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Elaphropeza

Loc

Elaphropeza crassicercus Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007

Grootaert, Patrick & Shamshev, Igor V. 2012
2012
Loc

Elaphropeza crassicercus

Shamshev, I. V. & Grootaert P. 2007: 37