Merodon schachti Hurkmans, 1993

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: 44

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Merodon schachti Hurkmans, 1993
status

 

Merodon schachti Hurkmans, 1993  

Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4

Examined material. IRAN, Kermanshah province: 1 ♂, Kermanshah, Mahidasht, Chahar Zbar-e Olya , 34°16′N 46°48′E, 1550 m, 14.viii.1996, leg. M. Parchami-Araghi / H. Barari / V. Nazari. GoogleMaps  

Remarks. Merodon schachti   can be separated from other Merodon   species by the following combination of characters: antenna brownish orange; flagellum about 1.3 times longer than pedicel; scutum with sparse brownish yellow pile; legs predominantly black, femora orange apically; tibiae orange on nearly basal half and apex; hind femur swollen; hind tibia extended apically; abdomen narrow; tergites 2–3 with a pair of lateral orange maculae; tergites 2–4 with a pair of whitish interrupted pollinose fasciae; male genitalia as in Hurkmans (1993: figure 72). This species was collected in the western parts of Zagros Mountains, near to the border with Iraq. Merodon schachti   was described from Turkey by Hurkmans (1993), based on a series of male specimens. The female remains undescribed. The male examined in the present study represents the first record of this species after its original description in 1993.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Merodon