Paralimna (Phaiosterna) bicolor ( Macquart, 1851 )

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: 414-415

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) bicolor ( Macquart, 1851 )
status

 

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) bicolor ( Macquart, 1851) 

Ephydra bicolor Macquart, 1851: 303 

Paralimna bicolor: Wirth 1975: 40–41  [generic combination]; Mathis et al. 2017: 685–686 [ Oman, United Arab Emiates].

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) lineata  in part of authors, not de Meijere [misidentification].

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) vidua Giordani Soika 1956b: 124  : Cogan 1968: 325 [synonymy with P. aequalis Cresson  ]; 1980: 663 [synonymy with P. lineata de Meijere  ]; Mathis & Zatwarnicki 2002: 69–72 [synonymy].

Specimens examined. Numerous ♂, ♀, Jazan, Water Treatment , 10. xi. 2015, sweeping, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 19. xi. 2015 ( CERS)  ; 1 ♂, Jazan, Harob, Wadi Lajeb , 30. xii. 2015 ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia. It was described from Egypt and is further recorded from the Afrotropical Region: Aldabra, Burundi, Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and United Arab Emirates; Australasian Region: Papua New Guinea; Palaearctic Region: Egypt and Jordan.

Remark. Until recently both Paralimna bicolor  and P. lineata  have been reported under the name P. aequalis Cresson, 1929  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae

Genus

Paralimna

Loc

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) bicolor ( Macquart, 1851 )

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

Ephydra bicolor

Macquart, M. J. 1851: 303
Loc

Paralimna bicolor: Wirth 1975: 40–41

Mathis, W. N. & Zatwarnicki, T. & Stuke, J. H. & Deeming, J. C. 2017: 685
Wirth, W. W. 1975: 40
Loc

Paralimna (Phaiosterna) vidua

Mathis, W. N. & Zatwarnicki, T. 2002: 69
Cogan, B. H. 1968: 325
Giordani Soika, A. G. 1956: 124