Elaphropeza E59

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: 111

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.3730155

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC87A2-5D28-FFF2-FD6C-B900337B80CD

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Elaphropeza E59
status

 

Elaphropeza E59 

Material examined

SINGAPORE: 1 ♀, Pulau Ubin (PU02), 12 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29059, leg. P.G.).

Remarks

This female specimen resembles E. luteoides  in having entirely yellow occiput, eyes deeply concave on posterior margin, entirely yellow antennae with very short postpedicel and very long stylus, subequally long anterior and posterior ocellar bristles, hind tibia with 1 anterodorsal bristle, and undifferentiated acrostichal and dorsocentral bristles. However, we would hesitate to associate it with this species. It should be noted that in E. luteoides  the abdominal tergite 4 is broadest, undivided, dark brown, with squamiform setae and tergite 5 is very narrow, dark brown, with squamiform setae. In Elaphropeza  E59 all abdominal tergites are brownish yellow, tergites 2-6 are divided along the midline, tergite 4 bears a few slightly flattened setae and only tergite 5 bears scattered squamiform setae. We realise that these differences may be a result of sexual dimorphism but the female is unknown for E. luteoides  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Elaphropeza