Nostima picta ( Fallén, 1813 )

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: 428-429

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

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scientific name

Nostima picta ( Fallén, 1813 )
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Nostima picta ( Fallén, 1813) 

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Notiphila picta Fallén, 1813: 254  .

Philygria picta: Loew, 1860: 25  [generic combination].

Nostima picta: Cresson, 1930: 101  [generic combination]; Edmiston & Mathis 2005: 55–60 [revision]; Dawah & Abdullah 2006: 389 [ Saudi Arabia]; Mathis et al. 2017: 731 [ United Arab Emirates].

Notiphila pullula Fallén, 1823: 11  ; Zetterstedt 1846: 1913 [synonymy].

Philygria pullula: Becker, 1905: 203  [generic combination].

Specimens examined. 1 ♀, Najran, Al-Shurfa, Saleh Maqbol Farm , 13–30. iii. 2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1 ♀, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub ( Abha Farm Centre), 14. iv. 2001, swept from tomatoes, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  .

Other Saudi Arabian records: Asir Region: Abha Farm Centre ( Dawah & Abdullah 2006)

Distribution. This species was previously recorded from Saudi Arabia by Dawah & Abdullah (2006). It was described from Sweden and also recorded from the following areas; Palaearctic Region: widespread in Europe, Afghanistan, Azores, Canary Islands, Egypt, Madeira, Morocco, and Japan; Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates; Nearctic Region: Canada and USA; Neotropical Region: Mexico and Guatemala.

Remarks. The biology of this species is largely unknown. Canzoneri & Meneghini (1983) gave some biological comments on N. picta  in Italy. The species is considered to be hydrophilous but is perhaps essentially mesophilous; it has also been collected in a xerophilous environment and in halophilic areas. It was collected in Italy from March to November.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae

Genus

Nostima

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Nostima picta ( Fallén, 1813 )

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

Notiphila picta Fallén, 1813: 254

Fallen, C. F. 1813: 254
Loc

Philygria picta:

Loew, H. 1860: 25
Loc

Nostima picta: Cresson, 1930: 101

Mathis, W. N. & Zatwarnicki, T. & Stuke, J. H. & Deeming, J. C. 2017: 731
Dawah, H. A. & Abdullah, M. A. 2006: 389
Edmiston, J. F. & Mathis, W. N. 2005: 55
Cresson, E. T. 1930: 101
Loc

Notiphila pullula Fallén, 1823: 11

Zetterstedt, J. W. 1846: 1913
Fallen, C. F. 1823: 11
Loc

Philygria pullula:

Becker, T. 1905: 203