Elaphropeza malayensis 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: 89-90

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.3730149

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC87A2-5D1E-FFC7-FE09-B9CD35878030

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Plazi

scientific name

Elaphropeza malayensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007
status

 

Elaphropeza malayensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007 

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Elaphropeza malayensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007: 94  .

Diagnosis

Occiput black, postpedicel 3.0 times longer than wide, stylus nearly 2.0 times longer than postpedicel; thorax yellow, acrostichals 2-serial, dorsocentrals 1-2-serial; tarsomere 5 of all legs brownish, hind tibia with 1 anterodorsal bristle; only tergite 5 with squamiform setae.

Material examined

SINGAPORE: 1 ♀, Semakau (SMK05), 3 June 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29144, leg. P.G.); 1 ♂, Sungei Buloh (SBWR01), 2 June 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29126, 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.).

Distribution

Malaysia, Singapore.

Habitat and seasonal occurrence

This species occurs in mangroves and occasionally in terrestrial forests. Collection records are from May and June.

Remarks

This is a rare species that is generally represented by single females. Here we record the third known male specimen. Elaphropeza malayensis  , E. chanae  sp. nov., E. gohae  sp. nov. and E. lowi  sp. nov. all belong to a complex of species that are very closely related and quite difficult to separate (see key to species). There are differences in length of the postpedicel and stylus and the presence of biseriate or multiseriate acrostichals on the scutum. Male genitalia are similar but distinct especially in the presence/ absence of spine-like bristles on the right epandrial lamella (surstylus).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Elaphropeza

Loc

Elaphropeza malayensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2007

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

Elaphropeza malayensis

Shamshev, I. V. & Grootaert P. 2007: 94