Pherbellia limbata ( Meigen, 1830 )

Nerudová-Horsáková, Jana, Murphy, William L. & Vala, Jean-Claude, 2016, Biology and immature stages of Pherbellia limbata (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), a parasitoid of the terrestrial snail Granaria frumentum, Zootaxa 4117 (1): -1

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Pherbellia limbata ( Meigen, 1830 )
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Pherbellia limbata ( Meigen, 1830) 

( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1 A)

Sciomyza limbata Meigen, 1830: 17 

Adult rather small, 3–4 mm long. Body mostly greyish pruinose with darkish spots. Front reddish-yellow but face and genae (cheeks) whitish. Mid-frontal stripe absent, ocellar area broadly triangular. Anepisternum bare; anepimeron with two strong setae. Wing very typical of Pherbellia  , with a dark reticulate pattern (the major character by which to distinguish the subgenus Graphomyzina  ), costal area entirely black. Legs mainly dark or brownish; mid- and hind tibiae and tarsi medium red-orange. Male genitalia figured by Rozkošný (1965) and Vala (1989).

Distribution. Pherbellia limbata  is known only from central and Mediterranean Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Collecting site. Nerudová-Horsáková collected 87 adults of P. limbata  above herbaceous vegetation on 1.VI. 2001 at Velká Klajdovka, a limestone steppe near Brno, Czech Republic. At this site, P. limbata  was the only Sciomyzidae  species collected. Curiously, all individuals were found on a very limited portion of the large steppe area where the grass Festuca valesiaca  (Schleich ex. Gaudin) ( Poaceae  ) is the dominant vegetation. The soil around the base of each plant was densely inhabited by the terrestrial snail Granaria frumentum (Draparnaud, 1801)  (Gastropoda: Chondrinidae  ) ( Figs. 1View FIGURE 1 B, C). In terms of ecology, this snail is restricted to xerothermic limestone steppes. Other terrestrial snails found at this site included some individuals of the rare species Cepaea vindobonensis (Férussac, 1821)  ( Helicidae  ), Euomphalia strigella (Draparnaud, 1801)  and Xerolenta obvia (Menke, 1828)  (the latter both Hygromiidae  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciomyzidae

Genus

Pherbellia

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Pherbellia limbata ( Meigen, 1830 )

Nerudová-Horsáková, Jana, Murphy, William L. & Vala, Jean-Claude 2016
2016
Loc

Sciomyza limbata

Meigen 1830: 17
1830