Merodon quadrinotatus ( Sack, 1931 ), Sack, 1931

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: 43

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-FFDB-FFCA-FF67-F94CFBCD76D3

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scientific name

Merodon quadrinotatus ( Sack, 1931 )
status

 

Merodon quadrinotatus ( Sack, 1931)  

Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4

Examined material. IRAN, Fars province: 2 ♀, Firouzabad, Meimand , Kuh-e Sefidar , 28°56′02.4″N 52°48′58.0″E, 2080 m, 9.iv.2006, leg. E. Gilasian. GoogleMaps  

Remarks. The females of M. quadrinotatus   are distinguished from those of other Merodon   species by the following combination of characters: body length at least 12 mm; antenna black; scutum with long blackish pile between wing bases; legs entirely black; mid coxa bare posteriorly; abdomen black, with blackish pile; tergites 3–4 with a pair of whitish medial patches of pile; abdominal tergites without pollinose fasciae. This species was collected on the southern slopes of Zagros Mountains. The female holotype of this species is from Iraq. Hurkmans (1993) examined a second female from Turkey. To date the male remains unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Merodon