Eumerus Meigen, 1822

Gilasian, Ebrahim, Steenis, Jeroen van & Parchami-Araghi, Mehrdad, 2020, Review of the Eumerus tricolor species group (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Iran, with description of six new species, European Journal of Taxonomy 722, pp. 106-152: 111

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.722.1139

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scientific name

Eumerus Meigen, 1822
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Genus Eumerus Meigen, 1822  

The Iranian species of the Eumerus tricolor   species group

A total of 17 species belonging to the Eumerus tricolor   group are recorded from Iran, six of which are new to science, i.e., Eumerus atricolorus Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov., E. brevipilosus Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov., E. chekabicus Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov., E. ovoformus Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov., E. pilosipedes Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov. and E. vallicolus Gilasian & van Steenis   sp. nov., and three species are newly reported from Iran, i.e., E. hissaricus Stackelberg, 1949   , E. longitarsis Peck, 1979   and E. richteri Stackelberg, 1960   .

Diagnosis of the Eumerus tricolor   species group

The Eumerus tricolor   species group can be identified by the combination of the following characters: basoflagellomere radially furrowed, apico-laterally with clearly demarcated, ellipsoidal fossa ( Fig. 11 View Fig A– I); katepisternum ventrally, medially and dorsally pilose (as in character states 44A:0 and 44B0:1 and related figures in van Steenis & Wyatt 2020); wing vein costa with a row of long posterodorsal setae basally ( Fig. 8F View Fig ); terga often more or less red coloured; anterior surstylus lobe undeveloped ( Figs 18 View Fig A– F, 19A–E).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae