Syritta aenigmatopatria Hardy, 1964

Ramage, Thibault, Charlat, Sylvain & Mengual, Ximo, 2018, Flower flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of French Polynesia, with the description of two new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 448, pp. 1-37: 24-25

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.448

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:413AE92E-862A-4879-B72F-1C0DCF1F7240

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3815677

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FA02BC3C-C972-FFA0-9575-FB334B270319

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Syritta aenigmatopatria Hardy, 1964
status

 

Syritta aenigmatopatria Hardy, 1964 

Figs 4FView Fig, 5View Fig C–D, G–H

Syritta aenigmatopatria Hardy, 1964: 409  (holotype: ♂, BPBM; type locality: USA, Hawaii, Oahu).

Differential diagnosis

Species with vein R4+5 straight, metafemur without basoventral patch of black setulae, arista bare, face carinate ( Fig. 4FView Fig) and metafemur greatly enlarged with a ctenidium on the posteroventral half. It is similar to S. oceanica  , but differs by having the spurious vein well sclerotized ( Fig. 5CView Fig), as distinct as the neighboring R and  M veins (spurious vein not sclerotized in S. oceanica  , only formed by microtrichia; Fig. 5B, EView Fig), the ventral surface of the metatibia with an anteroventral carina forming a prominent lamina in males, less evident in females (metatibia without lamina in S. oceanica  ) and a distinct abdominal coloration, as stated in the key.

Material examined

FRENCH POLYNESIA: Society Islands: 1♂,Tahiti, Plateau Te Tamanu, 17°38′7.41″ S, 149°33′0.28″ W, 590 m a.s.l., 6 Oct. 2012, T. Ramage leg. ( ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-00019746);  1 ♂, Tahiti, 17°38′0.40″ S, 149°33′12.57″ W, 560 m a.s.l., 6 Oct. 2012, T. Ramage leg. ( ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-00019731); 1 ♀, Tahiti, Papeete, Sainte-Amélie, Dec. 2013, F. Jacq leg. ( ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-00019739  ).

Geographical distribution

Widely distributed in the Oriental and Oceanic Regions: Vietnam, Sumatra, Java, Philippines, Palau Islands, Samoa, Mariana Islands, Hawaii and French Polynesia.

Status in French Polynesia

New species record; known from the Society Islands.

Flowers visited

No records.

Genetics

The GenBank accession numbers for this species are: 28S gene ( MF446467View Materials, specimen ZFMK- DIP-00019746; MF446470View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-00019731), 18S gene ( MF446422View Materials, specimen ZFMK- DIP-00019746; MF446425View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-00019731), protein-coding COI gene ( MF446517View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-00019746; MF446521View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-00019731).

Remarks

This is a new species record, since this taxon has not previously been recorded from French Polynesia.

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Syritta

Loc

Syritta aenigmatopatria Hardy, 1964

Ramage, Thibault, Charlat, Sylvain & Mengual, Ximo 2018
2018
Loc

Syritta aenigmatopatria

Hardy D. E. 1964: 409