Chersodromia nigripennis 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: 36-38

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.3717635

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC87A2-5D65-FFB8-FE15-B80634FC80BF

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Plazi

scientific name

Chersodromia nigripennis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005
status

 

Chersodromia nigripennis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005 

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Chersodromia nigripennis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005c: 3  .

Diagnosis

Rather small species (about 2.0 mm) with 2 pairs of vertical bristles; very narrow face; black antennae; conical postpedicel with apical stylus; brownish palpi, halters and legs, and usually deeply infuscate wings.

Material examined

SINGAPORE: 1 ♂, Chek Jawa, 12 September 2005, mangrove, sweeping (reg. 25343, leg. P.G.); 2 ♀♀, Chek Jawa, 15 December 2005, mangrove, sweeping (reg. 25452, leg. P.G.); 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Sungei Buloh (SBWR01), 19 May 2009, mangrove, Mal. (reg. 29073, leg. P.G.).

Distribution

Singapore.

Seasonal occurrence and habitat

On beaches in front of mangroves; with flight records in March, May, September, and November- December (most records).

Remarks

This species is likely to show dark-winged (most common) and pale-winged forms. We supposed that the dark wings are a local homochromatic adaptation as a camouflage on a black background. The paler specimens might have an advantage on the white sandy patches ( Shamshev & Grootaert 2005c). Chersodromia nigripennis  appears to have an intermediate position between the C. incana  and C. cursitans  groups (sensu Chvála, 1977).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Chersodromia

Loc

Chersodromia nigripennis Shamshev & Grootaert, 2005

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

Chersodromia nigripennis

Shamshev I. V. & Grootaert P. 2005: 3