Brachyopa quadrimaculosa Thompson

Pérez-Bañón, Celeste, Radenković, Snezana, Vujić, Ante, Ståhls, Gunilla, Rojo, Santos, Grković, Ana & Petanidou, Theodora, 2016, Brachyopa minima (Diptera: Syrphidae), a new species from Greece with notes on the biodiversity and conservation of the genus Brachyopa Meigen in the Northern Aegean Islands, Zootaxa 4072 (2), pp. 217-234 : 222

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4072.2.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:557C6E0E-5A87-4E52-8DCE-5D47CB13AE1E

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5671875

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/385D8794-915A-2C6E-89D5-AE85FD76FA32

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Brachyopa quadrimaculosa Thompson
status

 

Brachyopa quadrimaculosa Thompson in Kaplan & Thompson

Material studied. Greece, Lesvos, Agiassos, Sanatorio, 0 1.05 .2008, 1 male, leg. Vujić; Greece, Samos, Manolates (on Smyrnium sp.), 17.04 .2011, 12 males (G0302, G0303 ( DNA voucher specimen FSUNS –Y 1447 _J–001), G0305, G0307–G0309, G0311–G0313, G0315, G0316), 2 females (G0304 = DNA voucher specimen FSUNS – Y 1448 _J–002, G0314), leg. Vujić and Radenković; Samos, Pyrgos, 15.04 .2011, 1 male (G0317), leg. Vujić and Radenković; (all in FSUNS).

Comments. The species was originally described from Israel ( Kaplan & Thompson 1981) and first recorded for Europe by Speight (2013), who cites it from Evros province in North Eastern Greece (M. De Courcy, pers. comm.). Later, van Steenis & van Steenis (2014) published a record of a taxon related to B. quadrimaculosa from Samos Island based on one female. They indicated that this taxon differs morphologically from B. vernalis van Steenis & van Steenis and B. quadrimaculosa . After studying a paratype of B. quadrimaculosa (male, Israel, Mongort, 4 March 1976, leg. A. Friedberg & M. Kaplan, coll. TAU), it can be confirmed that this specimen does not belong to an undescribed species but is conspecific with B. quadrimaculosa . The diagnostic characters of this species are presented in the key (see below).

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

FSUNS

Faculty of Science, The University of Novi Sad

TAU

Tel-Aviv University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Brachyopa