Syritta oceanica Macquart, 1855

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: 25-26

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.3815667

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FA02BC3C-C97D-FFA1-9512-FCA94DCE03F5

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Syritta oceanica Macquart, 1855
status

 

Syritta oceanica Macquart, 1855 

Fig. 5B, EView Fig

Syritta oceanica Macquart, 1855: 112  (155) (holotype: ♀, OUMNH; type locality: French Polynesia,

Society Islands, Tahiti; original type locality as “De l’Oceanie, Otaïti et Nouvelle Zealande”). Syritta occanica Macquart, 1855: 112  (misspelling).

Differential diagnosis

See above under S. aenigmatopatria  .

Material examined

FRENCH POLYNESIA: Society Islands: 1 ♂, Bora Bora, 12 Jun. 1925, L.E. Cheesman leg. ( MNHN); 1 ♂, Huahine, Pohue Rahi, 16°46′51.2″ S, 150°58′34.7″ W, 470 m a.s.l., 4 Jul. 2007, S. Charlat leg. ( SCL: symbiocode_08023); 7 ♂♂, Huahine, Pointe Tiva, 16°49′15.11″ S, 150°59′0.61″ W, 5 m a.s.l., 21 Sep. 2012, T. Ramage leg. (4 ♂♂: CTR; 3 ♂♂: ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-0019725, ZFMK-DIP-0019730, ZFMK-DIP-0019741); 1 ♀, Huahine, 16°49′17.31″ S, 150°59′4.42″ W, 5 m a.s.l., 22 Sep. 2012, T. Ramage leg. ( CTR); 1 ♂, Raiatea, Faaroa Bay, 16°49′00.5″ S, 151°23′58.5″ W, 300 m a.s.l., 26 Jun. 2007, S. Charlat leg. ( SCL: symbiocode_05171); 1 ♀, Raiatea, Opoa, Aratao, 11 Jul. 2013, F. Jacq leg. ( ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-00019724); 1 ♂, Raiatea, Faaroa, 2015, F. Jacq leg. ( CTR). – Tuamotu Islands: 1 ♀, Vahanga, old village, 5 Jun. 2012, F. Jacq leg. ( ZFMK: ZFMK-DIP-00026780).

Geographical distribution

South-central and central parts of the Pacific: Austral Islands over the Cook Islands, Marquesas Islands and Society Islands to the Hawaiian Islands ( Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005).

Status in French Polynesia

Present; recorded from the Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Austral Islands and Tuamotu Islands.

Flowers visited

Syritta oceanica  has been seen visiting the flowers of three plant species in three families: Heliotropium foertherianum Diane & Hilger  ( Boraginaceae  ), Pemphis acidula J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.  ( Lythraceae  ) and Citharexylum spinosum  L. ( Verbenaceae  ).

Biology

See Terry (1910), although for Hawaiian specimens.

Genetics

The GenBank accession numbers for this species are: 28S gene ( MF446469View Materials, specimen ZFMK- DIP-0019730), 18S gene ( MF446424View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-0019730), protein-coding COI gene ( MF446519View Materials, specimen ZFMK-DIP-0019730). The BOLD Process IDs for the DNA barcodes (5′–COI) for this species are: SYC5088-14 (= KX054853View Materials, specimen symbiocode_05171) and SYC7899-14 (= KX054854View Materials, specimen symbiocode_08023). The Barcode Index Number (BIN) for these specimens is BOLD:ACN4472 (https://doi.org/10.5883/BOLD:ACN4472).

References

Macquart 1855: 112 (description); Bezzi 1928: 82 (cit.); Aubertin & Cheesman 1929: 173 (records); Hull 1937: 84 (catalogue, note); Thompson 1989: 16 (cit.); Thompson & Vockeroth 1989: 457 (catalogue); Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005: 168 (redescription, diagnosis, male genitalia, bionomics).

Remarks

We report here the first record of this species from the Tuamotu Islands. Lyneborg & Barkemeyer (2005) clarified the status of this species and the allopatric Syritta luteinervis de Meijere, 1908  , and they explained the error of the New Zealand record for S. oceanica  .

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Syritta

Loc

Syritta oceanica Macquart, 1855

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

Syritta oceanica

Macquart P. J. M. 1855: 112