Platypalpus granadensis Chvála, 1972, Chvala, 1972

Barták, Miroslav & Kubík, Štěpán, 2018, Hybotidae (Diptera) from Turkey, with descriptions of seven new species, Zootaxa 4410 (3), pp. 453-482: 471

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Platypalpus granadensis Chvála, 1972


Platypalpus granadensis Chvála, 1972  

Material examined. Muğla prov.: 2♂, 6♀, Muğla University campus, MT, 720 m, 37°09′42′′N, 28°22′13′′E, H. Kavak, iv.2015 ( CULSP) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. This species was previously known from the female holotype from Spain ( Chvála 1981). Our female specimens agree exactly with the original description except the mid femur bears anterior (or slightly anterodorsal) setae, of which at least 1–2 but usually 3–4 are dark at least on apical half of the femur and also strong and dark anteroventral setae are on the apical half of the femur. In original description and illustration ( Chvála 1981: 147, fig. a) these setae are not mentioned; however, B. Sinclair (Ottawa) kindly examined the female holotype and found anteroventral setae to be present, but not as strong as in our specimen (he compared the holotype with photo of our specimen). Also the anterior setae are present, but they “appear to be slender and long, not readily distinguished from finer setae” (B. Sinclair pers. comm. 2017). The postpedicel in our specimens is 1.95X longer than the stylus (mean, standard deviation = 0.22) exactly the same value as obtained by measuring Chvála ′s fig. b. However, direct measuring of holotype showed this ratio to be 1.66 (B. Sinclair, pers. comm. 2017). Genitalia are very similar to those of P. longicornis   (compare Chvála 1975, figs 329–331), only left epandrial lamella is slightly concave ventrally and both cerci are more rounded apically). Platypalpus granadensis   is undoubtedly closely related to P. longicornis   , as already stated by Chvála (1981). Besides differences given in this paper, the mid tibial spur is distinct, rather long and flat in P. granadensis   (also apparent from Chvála 1981, fig. a) which disagrees with the statement: “No apical spur on mid tibia” in original description; however, it is almost absent in P. longicornis   . These are the first records for Turkey.