Eremotrichoma perspiciendum ( Becker, 1903 )

Dawah, Hassan A., Ahmad, Syed K., Abdullah, Mohammed A. & Zatwarnicki, Tadeusz, 2019, An overview of the Ephydridae (Diptera) of Saudi Arabia, Zootaxa 4711 (3), pp. 401-445: 426

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4711.3.1

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scientific name

Eremotrichoma perspiciendum ( Becker, 1903 )
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Eremotrichoma perspiciendum ( Becker, 1903) 

Elephantinosoma perspiciendum Becker, 1903: 180  .

Allotrichoma perspiciendum: Cresson, 1929: 176  [generic combination]: Collin, 1949: 203–205 [discussion]; Mathis, 1986: 132–133 [revision].

Eremotrichoma perspiciendum: Mathis & Zatwarnicki, 1995: 157  [generic combination]; Dawah & Abdullah 2006: 389–390 [ Saudi Arabia]; Mathis et al. 2017: 715–717 [ United Arab Emirates]; El-Hawagry et al. 2019: 33 [ Saudi Arabia].

Specimens examined. 13 ♂, 4 ♀, Jazan, Water treatment, 7. ix. 2014, sweeping mangrove, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1 ♂, Jazan, Abu Aresh, Al-Mahdag Village , 4. iii. 2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 2 ♂, Asir, Maraba , 1–31. v. 2004, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( NMWC)  .

Other Saudi Arabian records: Asir Region: Maraba: 60 km S of Abha ( Dawah & Abdullah 2006)  ; Riyadh Region: Rawdhat Khorim National Park ( El-Hawagry et al. 2019)  .

Distribution. This species was previously recorded from Saudi Arabia by Dawah & Abdullah (2006) and El- Hawagry et al. (2019). The species was described from Egypt (Elephant Island on the river Nile; hence the name of the genus) and further recorded from the Afrotropical Region: Sudan and United Arab Emirates; Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. There are some specimens of E. perspiciendum  in NMWC collected from Niger, Nigeria, Oman and Yemen.

Remarks. E. perspiciendum  is quite distinct from E. chnumi Becker, 1903  , the type species of the genus, described in the same paper but was transferred to the genus Allotrichoma Becker, 1896  and later became the species upon which the subgenus Eremotrichoma Giordani Soika, 1956  was established. Through misidentification of E. perspiciendum  by Cresson and others, the situation became very complicated but was clarified by Mathis & Deeming (1987).

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae

Genus

Eremotrichoma

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Eremotrichoma perspiciendum ( Becker, 1903 )

Dawah, Hassan A., Ahmad, Syed K., Abdullah, Mohammed A. & Zatwarnicki, Tadeusz 2019
2019
Loc

Elephantinosoma perspiciendum

Becker, T. 1903: 180
Loc

Allotrichoma perspiciendum:

Collin, J. E. 1949: 203
Cresson, E. T. 1929: 176
Loc

Eremotrichoma perspiciendum: Mathis & Zatwarnicki, 1995: 157

El-Hawagry, M. S. & Al Dhafer, H. M. & Abdel-Dayem, M. S. 2019: 33
Mathis, W. N. & Zatwarnicki, T. & Stuke, J. H. & Deeming, J. C. 2017: 715
Dawah, H. A. & Abdullah, M. A. 2006: 389
Mathis, W. N. & Zatwarnicki, T. 1995: 157