Chersodromia singaporensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005

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: 40-41

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.3730173

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC87A2-5D61-FFB5-FE63-BAEB3434832D

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scientific name

Chersodromia singaporensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005
status

 

Chersodromia singaporensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005 

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Chersodromia singaporensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005c: 6  .

Diagnosis

Rather small (about 1.5 mm) species with 1 pair of vertical bristles, broad face, brown basal antennal segments, postpedicel having long dorsoapical extension, brownish palpus, katepisternum largely shining, brownish yellow legs, pale halteres and finely infuscate wings.

Material examined

SINGAPORE: 1 ♂, Chek Jawa, 15 December 2005, mangrove, sweeping (reg. 25452, leg. P.G.); 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Chek Jawa, 22 December 2005, mangrove, Mal 1 (reg. 25455, leg. P.G.).

Distribution

Singapore.

Habitat and seasonal occurrence

Only found on white sandy beaches or in mangroves with at least sandy patches; rarely in the burrows of Ghost crabs, Ocypode  sp. Flight period is from October and December (most records).

Remarks

This species belongs to the C. speculifera  group sensu Chvála (1977) but, actually, is closely related to three species of Chersodromia  described from Papua New Guinea ( Grootaert 1992). All these species differ from C. singaporensis  by pale yellowish ( C. flavipyga Grootaert, 1992  ) or yellowish-white ( C. micra Grootaert  ) to pale whitish ( C. nigripyga Grootaert, 1992  ) palpus and by the lack of a presutural supra-alar (= posthumeral) bristle.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Chersodromia

Loc

Chersodromia singaporensis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005

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

Chersodromia singaporensis

Shamshev I. V. & Grootaert P. 2005: 6