Eupeodes nuba ( 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: 36

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4498701

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scientific name

Eupeodes nuba ( Wiedemann, 1830 )
status

 

Eupeodes nuba ( Wiedemann, 1830) 

( Figs 40–41View FIGURE 40–41)

Syrphus nuba Wiedemann, 1830: 136 

Examined specimens. 13♂, 6♀, Al-Riyadh, Rhodet Khorim, National Park, 5.iii.2012, H. Al-Dhafer ( KSMA)  .

Distribution. This species was previously recorded for Saudi Arabia by Abu-Zoherah et al. (1993). It was described from Sudan and is further recorded from Afghanistan, Algeria, Canary Islands, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Italy (Sicily), Kirghizistan, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Portugal, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia; in eastern parts of the Afrotropical region from Ethiopia south to South Africa (inclusive) ( Smith & Vockeroth 1980; Dirickx 1994; Whittington 2003; Sengupta et al. 2016; Speight 2020; Mebarkia et al. 2020). In the Arabian Peninsula this species recorded from UAE ( Smit et al. 2017).

Remarks. Speight (2020) reported that E. nuba  flies round and over low-growing vegetation and settles on low-growing plants as does E. corollae  but it is faster in flight. E. nuba  can be differentiated from E. corollae  by the legs which are entirely yellow (in E. corollae  femora are black basally), smaller male genitalia and the shape of the black markings on the sterna of the abdomen ( Figs 38–39View FIGURE 38–39; 40–41View FIGURE 40–41).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Eupeodes

Loc

Eupeodes nuba ( Wiedemann, 1830 )

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

Syrphus nuba

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 136
1830