Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus ( Scopoli 1763 ), Scopoli, 1763

El-Hawagry, Magdi S. & Gilbert, Francis, 2019, Catalogue of the Syrphidae of Egypt (Diptera), Zootaxa 4577 (2), pp. 201-248: 220-221

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Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus ( Scopoli 1763 )
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Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus ( Scopoli 1763)  

Conops aeneus Scopoli, 1763: 356   . Type locality: Slovenia (Idrija [as "circa Idriam"]).

Musca punctata Müller, 1764: 85. Type locality: Denmark (Sjaelland).

Musca leucocephala Gmelin, 1790: 2878. Type locality: Europe   .

Musca ochroleuca Gmelin, 1790: 2878. Type locality: Europe   .

Musca macrophthalma Preyssler, 1791: 68. Type locality: Bohemia.

Syrphus aeneus Fabricius, 1794: 302   . Type locality: Germany.

Eristalis cuprovittatus Wiedemann, 1830: 190   . Type locality: North America.

Eristalis taphicus Wiedemann, 1830: 191   . Type locality: Egypt.

Conops stygius Newman, 1835: 313   . Type locality: England.

Eristalis sincerus Harris, 1841: 409   . Type locality: USA (Massachusetts).

Eristalis aenescens Macquart, 1842: 119   . Type locality: Unknown.

Eristalis sincerus Walker, 1849: 611   . Type locality: USA.

Eristalomyia auricalcica Rondani, 1865: 129   . Type locality: Italy (Abruzzi [as "Aprutio"]).

Eristalis concolor Philippi, 1865: 743   . Type locality: Chile (Valparaiso).

Lathyrophthalmus nigrolineatus Hervé-Bazin, 1923: 134   (as var. of Lathyrophthalmus aeneus   ). Type locality: Pakistan (Karachi: Maindron).

Material examined: 1 male, 1 female, Wadi Sayyal, 19.XI.1926, leg. Farag; 1 female, Abu Rawash, 15.1.1927, leg. R.M. (all published in Shaumar & Kamal (1978)); Wadi El-Maskhara, 21.II.1927, leg. Farag; 1 male, Wadi Handal, 10.I.1927, leg. Farag [EFC].

World distribution: Cosmopolitan.

Egyptian localities: Coastal Strip: Dekheila. Eastern Desert: Hurgada, Ismailia, Wadi El-Maskhara, Wadi Handal, Wadi Sayial. Lower Nile Valley & Delta: Abu-Rawash, El-Gebel El-Asfar, El-Gemmeiza, El-Marg, Gezeireh, Helwan, Kirdassa, Kombira, Pyramids. [Sources: Efflatoun (1922), Shaumar & Kamal (1978) and the examined museum material].

Activity period in Egypt: Throughout the year.

Remarks: E. aeneus   is extremely common in Upper as well as Lower Egypt ( Efflatoun 1922). It is a distinctly

anthropophilic species, preferring coastal lagoons, ponds, slow-moving rivers, streams and irrigation ditches. Adults fly very fast and low over ground-level vegetation, settling on bare ground and rocks, as well as on vegetation. They visit yellow composites and white umbellifers ( De Buck 1990). The rat-tailed larvae filter bacteria from polluted water, particularly brackish water.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Eristalinus

Loc

Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aeneus ( Scopoli 1763 )

El-Hawagry, Magdi S. & Gilbert, Francis 2019
2019
Loc

Lathyrophthalmus nigrolineatus Hervé-Bazin, 1923 : 134

Herve-Bazin, J. 1923: 134
1923
Loc

Eristalomyia auricalcica

Rondani, C. 1865: 129
1865
Loc

Eristalis concolor

Philippi, P. I. 1865: 743
1865
Loc

Eristalis sincerus

Walker, F. 1849: 611
1849
Loc

Eristalis aenescens

Macquart, P. J. M. 1842: 119
1842
Loc

Eristalis sincerus

Harris, T. W. 1841: 409
1841
Loc

Conops stygius

Newman, E. 1835: 313
1835
Loc

Eristalis cuprovittatus

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 190
1830
Loc

Eristalis taphicus

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 191
1830
Loc

Syrphus aeneus

Fabricius, J. C. 1794: 302
1794
Loc

Conops aeneus

Scopoli, J. A. 1763: 356
1763