Psilota anthracina, Meigen, 1822

Radenković, Snežana, Likov, Laura, Ståhls, Gunilla, Rojo, Santos, Pérez-Bañón, Celeste, Smit, John, Petanidou, Theodora, Steenis, Wouter Van & Vujić, Ante, 2020, Three new hoverfly species from Greece (Diptera: Syrphidae), Zootaxa 4830 (1), pp. 103-124: 119

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4830.1.4

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1A443ECB-537E-4060-992D-A83CA4587EA0

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4452598

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0D73CC2C-663F-D465-FF65-9FBDFE82C79D

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scientific name

Psilota anthracina
status

 

Psilota anthracina 

Taxonomic notes. Speight (2020) recognized the problems associated with recognition of Psilota anthracina  based on male genitalia features, because of the differences in the figures given by Smit & Zeegers (2005) and Smit & Vujić (2008). In order to resolve this confusion, we studied available European material, including specimens from the Balkan Peninsula, and particularly checked original specimens whose drawings were presented in the two above mentioned publications referred to. After detailed analysis, we concluded that all specimens belong to Psilota anthracina  , and that the main reason for the differences in these drawings was a different angle of observation and additionally a slightly aberrant epandrium in the Montenegro specimen figured by Smit & Vujić (2008).

Examined material (published). Smit and Vujić (2008): Austria: 1♀, Carinthia, Eisenkappel , 24.iv.1955, ( NBCN)  ; Belgium: 1♀, Hautes Fagnes , 7.vi.2004, leg. B.Wakkie (coll. BW)  ; 1♀, Malmedi, Mont Rigi , 29.v.2005, leg. W. Renema (coll. WR)  ; 1♀, Ottenburg, Rodebos , 25.v.2005, leg. F. v. d. Meutter (coll. FvdM)  ; Croatia: 1♀, Zagreb, Sljeme , 1000m, 27.v.1969  ; 2f, 30.v.1969, leg. Lambeck ( NBCN)  ; England: 1♂, Brockenhurst , 7.v.1945, leg. Wainwright (coll. TN)  ; 1♀, Monach. (= Outer Hebrides?) ( NBCN)  ; France: 3♀, Col de Jeau, Mosset , 9–15.vi.2003, leg. M. Willemse (coll. MW)  ; 1♂ + 4♀, Ile de France, Foret d Evry , 25.v.1997, leg. A. v. Eck (coll. AvE)  ; Germany: 1♀, Sachsen-Anhalt, 3km NO Aken , 15.v.2002, leg. F. Dziock (coll. FD)  ; Greece: 1♀, Ipiros, Peristeri Mts. , 12–1700m, 24–8.v.1994, leg. S. Andersen (coll. CC)  ; Italy: 1♀, Raibl (nowadays Cave del Predil ), vii.1897, leg. Bergenstamm ( NMW)  ; Montenegro: 1♂ + 1♀, Boka Kotorska, Morinj , 5.v.1991  ; 4♂ + 1♀, 4.v.1994; 1m, 7.v.1994; 1m +1f, 1–3.v.1997; 1♀, 12.v.1997; 3m +1f, 7.v.1998; 1f, Durmitor, Sušičko jezero-Zlatica, 19.v.2000 ( FSUNS)  ; Netherlands: 1♀, Boxtel , 16.v.2005, leg. L. v. d. Leij (coll. LL)  ; 1♂ + 1♀, Ede, Planken Wambuis, Nieuw Reemst , 12.v.2006, leg. J. T. Smit (coll. JTS)  ; 1♀, idem, leg. John T. Smit (coll. JTS)  ; Spain: 1♀, Pyrenees, Valle de Ordesa , 1500m, 23.v.2004, leg. F. Dziock (coll. FD)  .

Examined material (new). The United Kingdom: England: 1♂, Brockenhurst , 7.v.1945, leg. Wainwright (coll. TN)  ; Croatia: 1♀, Zagreb, Sljeme , 1000m, 27.v.1969, leg. Lambeck ( NBCN)  ; Czech Republic: 1♀, Podyji NP, Nad Sobesem forest-steppe, MT, 340m, 3.v.–2.vi.2003, leg. Bartak, Kubik (coll. MB)  ; 1♂, Podyji NP, Pod Ledovymi slujemi, wetland near river, 26.iii–13.v.2002, leg. Bartak, Kubik (coll. MB)  ; Montenegro: 1♂, Boka Kotorska, Morinj , 4.v.1994; 1m +1f, 7.v.1994; 1f, 1.–3.v.1997  ; 1♀, Durmitor, Sušičko jezero-Zlatica, 19.v.2000 ( FSUNS)  .

MW

Museum Wasmann

CC

CSIRO Canberra Rhizobium Collection

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

FSUNS

Faculty of Science, The University of Novi Sad

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

MB

Universidade de Lisboa, Museu Bocage

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Psilota