Leucopis ninae Tanasijtshuk, 1966,

Ebejer, M. J., 2017, A conspectus of the silver-flies (Diptera: Chamaemyiidae) of the Middle East with descriptions of new species of Chamaemyia Meigen and Melanochthiphila Frey, from the Arabian Peninsula, Zootaxa 4319 (3), pp. 461-482: 478

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4319.3.3

publication LSID

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scientific name

Leucopis ninae Tanasijtshuk, 1966
status

 

Leucopis ninae Tanasijtshuk, 1966 

Saudi Arabia: 1♂, Wadi Mutaiwiyah , 18.iii.1977, W. Büttiker ( BMNH)  ; 3♀, Asir, Abha , farm centre, Malaise trap, iii –iv.2001, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 2♂ 2♀, Riyadh, Hutet Bani Tamim , 25.ii.2012, JCD ( NMWC)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Madinat Ameer Sultan , 1–20.i.2013, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Madinat Ameer Sultan, Hay Al-Sad , 18°13ʹN 42°40ʹE, 18.vi –9.vii.2013, Malaise trap, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Al-Souda, Bani Mazen , 18°12ʹN 42°27ʹE, 19.vi –9.vii.2013, Malaise trap, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub , 18°13ʹN 42°30ʹE, 6–27.vii.2013, Malaise trap, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 2♂ 1♀, Asir, Abha, Madinat Ameer Sultan , 1–25.v.2013, Malaise trap, HAD ( CERS-JU)  ; 1♀, Asir, Abha, Al-Souda, Al-Muktatha dam, 31.xii.2014, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 2♂, Najran, Hay Al-Shurfa , 17°31ʹN 44°15ʹE, 1–22.i.2014, Malaise trap, HAD ( NMWC)  ; 2♂ 1♀, Najran, Hay Al- Shurfa , 17°31ʹN 44°15ʹE, 7–28.i.2014, Malaise trap, HAD ( CERS-JU)  . Yemen: 19♂ 6♀, Qa Al-Boun , i –ii. 1991, predator of Russian wheat aphid, A.van Harten & M. Mahyoub ( NMWC)  ; 3♂, same data (MJE)  ; 2♂ 1♀, Sana’a, vi.1999, light trap, A. van Harten ( NMWC)  .

Distribution. a polyphagous species found locally in Europe, it is common in the Middle East and Central Asia and has been introduced to parts of Africa, North and South America. It is a well-documented predator of the Russian Wheat aphid Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov, 1913)  . Tanasijtshuk (1996) summarised its distribution and taxonomic characters and Gaimari & Turner (1996) detailed the immature stages.

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chamaemyiidae

Genus

Leucopis