Discomyza incurva ( Fallén, 1823 )

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: 406

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

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scientific name

Discomyza incurva ( Fallén, 1823 )
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Discomyza incurva ( Fallén, 1823) 

( Fig. 2–3View FIGURES 2–3)

Psilopa incurva Fallén, 1823: 6  .

Discomyza incurva: Meigen 1830: 76  [generic combination]; Bergenstamm 1864: 713–716 [natural history, larva in dead snail, Helix pomatia  L. ( Helicidae  )]; Franz 1989: 264 [larvae reared from snails: Aegopis verticillus (Férussac)  ( Zonitidae  ) and Arianta arbustorum  (L.) ( Helicidae  )]; Zatwarnicki & Mathis 2007: 250–258 [revision].

Specimens examined. 1 ♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub ( Abha Farm Centre), 20. iv. 2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 2 ♀, same but, 1–25. v. 2013 ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia and Arabian Peninsula. This species was described from Sweden (Uplandia and Esperöd). Widespread in Europe, from southern Sweden to North Africa and east to Russia and the Caucasus, it is also recorded from Japan. It is also known from Nearctic Canada. In Britain, it is usually found on dunes where its larvae develop in dead snails.

Remarks. Deeming (1995) reported that in UK he reared it from the grove snail or brown-lipped snail Cepaea nermoalis  L. ( Helicidae  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae

Genus

Discomyza

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Discomyza incurva ( Fallén, 1823 )

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

Psilopa incurva Fallén, 1823: 6

Fallen, C. F. 1823: 6
Loc

Discomyza incurva:

Zatwarnicki, T. & Mathis, W. N. 2007: 250
Franz, H. 1989: 264
Bergenstamm, J. von 1864: 713
Meigen, J. W. 1830: 76