Paralimna (Paralimna) sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956

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: 414

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

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scientific name

Paralimna (Paralimna) sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956
status

 

Paralimna (Paralimna) sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956 

Paralimna sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956a: 492  : Cogan 1968: 338–339 [revision]; Dawah & Abdullah 2006: 387 [ Saudi Arabia, as P. (P.) cf. sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956  ].

Specimens examined. 1 ♂, Asir, Maraba , 1–31. v. 2004, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( NMWC)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia and Arabian Peninsula. It was described from Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, and further recorded from Angola and Uganda.

Remarks: The specimen examined runs to P. sponsa  in Cogan’s 1968 key while the male fore femur has a line of distinct flattened, curved anteroventral setae that occupy half its length and the male external claspers resemble those of P. ustulata Wirth  as figured (p. 320, fig. 60) by Cogan (1968).

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae

Genus

Paralimna

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Paralimna (Paralimna) sponsa Giordani Soika, 1956

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

Paralimna sponsa

Dawah, H. A. & Abdullah, M. A. 2006: 387
Cogan, B. H. 1968: 338
Giordani Soika, A. G. 1956: 492