Paragus (Afroparagus) borbonicus Macquart, 1842,

Dawah, Hassan A., Abdullah, Mohammed A., Ahmad, Syed Kamran, Al-Dhafer, Hathal & Turner, James, 2020, An overview of the Syrphidae (Diptera) of Saudi Arabia, Zootaxa 4855 (1), pp. 1-69: 44

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4855.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4498720

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scientific name

Paragus (Afroparagus) borbonicus Macquart, 1842
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Paragus (Afroparagus) borbonicus Macquart, 1842 

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Paragus borbonicus Macquart, 1842: 166  (106)

Examined specimens. 1♀, Asir, Karatha, Al-Ethrebany fruit farm, 10.vii.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This species is the first record from Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. It was described from Mauritius and Réunion and is widespread throughout the Afrotropical Region including Ghana, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, and Säo Tomé and Principe ( Smith &Vockeroth 1980; Kaufmann 1973; Dirickx 1998; Whittington 2003).

Remarks. Macquart (1842) described P. borbonicus  . Smith & Vockeroth (1980) listed it under P. (Paragus) borbonicus  . Following Vujić et al. (2008) P. (Paragus) borbonicus  was therefore put under P. (Afroparagus) borbonicus  . Our material of P. borbonicus  agrees with the description of Vujić et al. (2008: 514) of the subgenus Afroparagus Vujić & Radenkovié. Kaufmann (1973)  studied the biology of P. borbonicus  and reported it as a predator which plays an important role as a controlling agent of the black citrus aphid, Toxoptera aurantii (Fonsco.)  (Homoptera: Aphididae  ) that damages the flush leaves of cacao, Theobroma cacao  L. in Ghana. He also described the immature stages.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Paragus

Loc

Paragus (Afroparagus) borbonicus Macquart, 1842

Dawah, Hassan A., Abdullah, Mohammed A., Ahmad, Syed Kamran, Al-Dhafer, Hathal & Turner, James 2020
2020
Loc

Paragus borbonicus

Macquart, J. 1842: 166
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