Merodon brevis Paramonov, 1925

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

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scientific name

Merodon brevis Paramonov, 1925
status

 

Merodon brevis Paramonov, 1925  

Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 4

Examined material. IRAN, Ardabil province: 1 ♀, Neor Lake, south of Hir , 37°59′N 48°33′E, 2250 m, 1.vii.1997, leg. H. Barari / M. Mofidi GoogleMaps   ; Mazandaran province: 1 ♀, Sari , 36°33′N 53°03′E, 2200–2600 m, 13.vi.1970, leg. A. Pazuki. GoogleMaps  

Remarks. The females of M. brevis   are distinguished from those of other Merodon   species by the following combination of characters: scape and pedicel brown; flagellum orange, almost 1.8 times longer than wide and about 1.7 times longer than pedicel; frons and face with dense silvery pile; scutum with two longitudinal greyish bands of pollinosity and dense erect silvery pile; sparse pile on anterior anepisternum; legs predominantly black; mid coxa bare posteriorly; fore and mid tibiae yellowish-orange on basal half; hind tibia not broadened apically; tarsi yellowish-orange ventrally; abdomen narrow and black, abdominal tergites without lateral red or yellow maculae, tergites 2–4 with a pair of interrupted greyish pollinose fasciae. This species was collected in north and northwestern Iran, close to its type locality, in Armenia ( Hurkmans 1993).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Merodon