Hybobathus Enderlein, 1938

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian, 2018, Unraveling Ocyptamus and the Baccha legacy (Diptera: Syrphidae): redefinition of groups and new species descriptions, Zootaxa 4461 (1), pp. 1-44: 8-9

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.1.1

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scientific name

Hybobathus Enderlein, 1938
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Genus Hybobathus Enderlein, 1938  stat. rev.

Figs 73 View Figure , 78, 81 View Figure .

Hybobathus Enderlein, 1938: 233  , as a genus. Type species: Hybobathus quadrilineatus Enderlein, 1938  (original designation). Hypobathus Fluke, 1956: 217. Misspelling.

Callisyrphus Frey, 1946: 154, as a genus. Type species: Syrphus rubricosus Wiedemann, 1830  (original designation). Calliscaeva Frey, 1946: 171  . Incorrect original spelling of Callisyrphus (revision by Fluke 1956: 199).

Baccha lineatus  species group. Hull (1949a).

Ocyptamus lineatus  species group. Thompson (1981), Miranda et al. (2016).

Ocyptamus  ( Hybobathus  ). Mengual et al. (2012).

Diagnosis. Vertex/vertical triangle with white/silver microtrichia but with a dull black ocellar triangle. Dorsal occiput with a single row of pile. Scutum either covered in dense pale microtrichia with 3–4 vittae of absence of microtrichia or with three vittae of golden microtrichia that are joined together by a circular microtrichose area posteriorly. Wing with pattern of light brown/yellow and hyaline/pale areas. Petiolate abdomen. Abdominal terga with pairs of vittate markings.

Biology. Preys of this genus have not been reported for other ‘ Ocyptamus  ’ groups (see Rojo et al. 2003). Larvae of Hybobathus norina ( Curran, 1941)  feed on jumping plant lice ( Hemiptera  : Psyllidae  ) and thrips (Thysanoptera), and known larvae of H. lividus ( Schiner, 1868)  and H. zenia ( Curran, 1941)  are also predators of Thysanoptera (see Rojo et al. 2003).

Comments. The species of this genus can be easily recognized by the overall pale color, the dull black ocellar triangle surrounded by white microtrichia and abdominal terga with patterns of pale vittae. The larger flies of this genus belong to the H. arx  species group.

Species list (20): H. anera ( Curran, 1939)  , H. cobboldia ( Hull, 1958)  , H. diffusus ( Curran, 1939)  , H. flavipennis ( Wiedemann, 1830)  , H. idana ( Curran, 1941)  , H. lineatus ( Macquart, 1846)  , H. lividus ( Schiner, 1868)  , H. macropyga ( Curran, 1941)  , H. norina ( Curran, 1941)  , H. notatus ( Loew, 1866)  , H. pennatus ( Hull, 1943b)  , H. quadrilineatus Enderlein, 1938  , H. rubricosus ( Wiedemann, 1830)  , H. ryl ( Hull, 1943b)  , H. silacea ( Austen, 1893)  , H. thecla ( Hull, 1943b)  , H. vampyrus ( Hull, 1943b)  , H. vittiger ( Hull, 1949c)  , H. wiedemanni ( Enderlein, 1938)  , H. zenia ( Curran, 1941)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Hybobathus Enderlein, 1938

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian 2018

2018
Loc

Hybobathus

Enderlein, 1938 : 233 Fluke, 1956 : 217