Merodon velox Loew, 1869

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: 45

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-FFD9-FFC9-FF67-FF44FF6C7459

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scientific name

Merodon velox Loew, 1869
status

 

Merodon velox Loew, 1869  

Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4

Examined material. IRAN, North Khorasan province: 1 ♀, Esfarayen, Asadli , 37°14′53.4″N 57°21′55.1″E, 3.vi.2006, leg. E. Gilasian. GoogleMaps  

Remarks. The females of M. velox   are separated from those of other Merodon   species by the following combination of characters: antenna black; flagellum almost 1.8 times longer than pedicel; longitudinal pollinose bands on scutum inconspicuous; legs predominantly black; abdomen black; tergite 2 with a pair of vague lateral orange maculae; tergites 2–4 with a pair of widely interrupted greyish pollinose fasciae. The male genitalia were illustrated by Hurkmans (1993). This species was collected in the eastern areas of Elburz Mountains, near the border with Turkmenistan. Prior to the present study, M. velox   had only been collected from some parts of the Balkan Peninsula (former Yugoslavia; Greece, including Lesvos island) and Turkey ( Ricarte et al. 2012; Speight 2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Merodon