Merodon desuturinus Vujic , Simic & Radenkovic , 1995

Vujic, Ante, Radenkovic, Snezana & Likov, Laura, 2018, Revision of the Palaearctic species of the Merodondesuturinus group (Diptera, Syrphidae), ZooKeys 771, pp. 105-138: 111-113

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.771.20481

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4933B7A5-C744-4BB0-9095-6A98A1065E24

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Merodon desuturinus Vujic , Simic & Radenkovic , 1995
status

 

Merodon desuturinus Vujic, Simic & Radenkovic, 1995  Figs 2D, 3D, 4B, 6C, 7C, 8B, 10, 11, 13B

Diagnosis.

Small (8-11 mm) dark species with dark legs; small and short basoflagellomere, 1-1.1 times as long as broad (Fig. 4B); oral margin notched, evident; narrow abdomen. Terga 2-4 with or without pair of narrow transversal microtrichose fasciae (Fig. 6C). Males: eyes almost touching (approaching) (Figs 3D, 13B). Male genitalia: hypandrium with smooth thecal ridge (Fig. 11C), posterior surstyle lobe elongated and triangular (Fig. 11A). Unique Palaearctic species with eyes almost touching (Fig. 3D). Female similar to M. cabanerensis  , from which it can be separated by its distribution ( M. desuturinus  occurs in the Balkan Peninsula, whereas M. cabanerensis  is distributed in the Iberian Peninsula).

Examined material.

Type material. Holotype: male, pinned, in NHMB. Original label: "Srbija, Kopaonik, Čukara-Jablanova ravan, 43°12'15.00"N, 20°50'13"E, 22.v.1993, leg. Vujić”.

Paratypes: Serbia: 18m+3f, Kopaonik, Čukara-Jablanova ravan, 43°12'15.00"N, 20°50'13"E, 1300-1400m, 22.v.1993, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS), 1m+1f, leg. Radenković (NHMB); 11m+14f, Kopaonik, Čukara, 43°12'14.96"N, 20°50'12.95"E, 1400m, 23.v.1993, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); 1m+5f, Kopaonik, Jasle-Čukara, 43°16'36.91"N, 20°46'37.09"E, 1400-1500m, 20.v.1986, leg. Radnović, Vujić ( FSUNS); 12m+4f, Kopaonik, Jasle-Čukara, 43°16'36.91"N, 20°46'37.09"E, 1400-1500m, 23.v.1993, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); 1m+1f, Kopaonik, Velika reka, 43°15'39.23"N, 20°50'5.64"E, 1300m, 23.v.1986, leg. Radnović, Vujić ( FSUNS).

Additional material.

Serbia: 1f, Kopaonik, Jasle-Čukara, 43°16'36.91"N, 20°46'37.09"E, 8.vi.1998, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); 1f, Kopaonik, Jasle-Čukara, 43°16'36.91"N, 20°46'37.09"E, 20.vi.1996 ( FSUNS); 3m+1f, Kopaonik, 43°15'N 20°49'59.98"E, 7.vi.1998 ( FSUNS); 3f, Kopaonik, Jasle-Čukara, 43°16'36.91"N, 20°46'37.09"E, 16.vi.2012, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); 1m+1f, Stara planina, Dojkinci 2, 43°15'0.07"N, 22°46'36.07"E, 01.v.2017, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); Montenegro: 1f, Orjen, Vratlo, 42°30'33.06"N, 18°33'25.53"E, 1.vi.2011, leg. Vujić ( FSUNS); 1m, Dur mitor, kanjon Sušice, 43°9'29.68"N, 18°59'39.22"E, 21.vi.1998 ( FSUNS); 8f, Durmitor, Aluge, 43°8'51"N, 19°15'20.00"E, 5.vi.2016, leg. Vujić, Veličković ( FSUNS); 1m, Durmitor, Krecmani, 43°8'26.08"N, 18°59'53.00"E, 22.vi.1998 ( FSUNS); 1m, Durmitor, jezerska površ, 43°8'46.00"N, 19°5'33.00"E, 21.v.1998 ( FSUNS); 1m, Durmitor, kanjon Komarnice, 43°0'13.00"N, 18°57'3.99"E, 21.v.1998 ( FSUNS); 1m, Durmitor, Luke, 42°42'55.02"N, 19°70"E, 1.vi.1994 ( FSUNS).

Distribution.

High mountains of the Balkan Peninsula (Fig. 10).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Merodon