Brachypalpus valgus ( Panzer, 1798 ), Panzer, 1798

Gilasian, Ebrahim, Vujić, Ante, Hauser, Martin & Parchami-Araghi, Mehrdad, 2017, New data on the Syrphidae (Diptera) of Iran, with descriptions of two new species, Zootaxa 4303 (1), pp. 27-50: 42

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4303.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C415061D-FCE2-4E34-9332-3E9A1B12C4F9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/612F105A-FFC4-FFD4-FF67-FF0DFBC674A3

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scientific name

Brachypalpus valgus ( Panzer, 1798 )
status

 

Brachypalpus valgus ( Panzer, 1798)  

Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 4

Examined material. IRAN, Fars province: 1 ♀, Shiraz, Dasht-e Arjan , 29°33′26.7″N 51°55′10.1″E, 1930 m, 10.iv.2006, leg. E. Gilasian. GoogleMaps  

Remarks. This is the first record of the genus Brachypalpus   from Iran. Females of B. valgus   can be distinguished from those of other Brachypalpus   species by the following combination of characters: frons predominantly shiny black, with narrow greyish pollinose vitta along eye margin; face predominantly black with a pair of lateral yellowish-orange vittae; scutum with yellowish pile; legs partly yellow; tergite 5 with brownishblack pile and a longitudinal depression on each side of posterolateral third of tergite.

In the Middle East, the genus Brachypalpus   was recorded first from the Asian part of Turkey, as Brachypalpus meigeni Schiner, 1857   (junior synonym of B. valgus   ) ( Peck 1988; Vujić & Milankov 1999). The female collected in the present study represents the second record of this genus from the Middle East.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Brachypalpus