Phytomia incisa ( Wiedemann, 1830 ),

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: 48

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:28A15E99-7A79-40CA-A0C6-1DC501B69E46

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4498730

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B44-4928-FF5B-64355628F8B7

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scientific name

Phytomia incisa ( Wiedemann, 1830 )
status

 

Phytomia incisa ( Wiedemann, 1830) 

( Figs 55–56View FIGURE 55–56)

Eristalis incisa Wiedemann, 1830: 155 

Examined specimens. 3♀, 3♂, Fifa, Jebel Fifa, Al Abacia , 1.ii.1983, sweeping, A. Talhouk. S. & Tilkian ( NHMB)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia. It was described from South Africa and is further recorded from other Afrotropical regions: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo (DR), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tongo, Uganda, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe ( Smith & Vockeroth 1980; Whittington 2003; Smit et al. 2017; De Meyer et al. 2020).

Remarks. De Meyer et al. (2020) has redescribed P. incisa  male and female from specimens collected from a wide range of localities in Africa and provided additional, new distributional areas of the species. The identity of P. incisa  was double checked with the new key by De Meyer et al. (2020) and it was found to fit well in the key.

Genus Scaeva Fabricius 

There are 19 valid species names of the genus Scaeva  ( Kassebeer 1999; Thompson 2003). They are mainly distributed in the Palaearctic (with two species reaching the Oriental region and one species the Nearctic region) and Neotropical (four species) regions ( Kassebeer 1999; Thompson 2003; Láska et al. 2006). These flies are predatory in nature with an important role in the bio-control of aphids in different areas of the world ( Láska et al. 2006).

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Phytomia

Loc

Phytomia incisa ( Wiedemann, 1830 )

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

Eristalis incisa

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 155
1830