Ischiodon Sack,

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

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.4498703

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B48-4924-FF5B-65945162F879

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ischiodon Sack
status

 

Genus Ischiodon Sack 

The genus Ischiodon  comprises four species with quite distinct distributions namely: I. feae (Bezzi)  ( Cape Verde Islands), I. aegyptius (Wiedemann)  (Africa and southern Europe), I. scutellaris (Fabricius)  (Oriental and Australasian Region) and I. astales Mengual 2018  (Africa) ( Láska et al. 2006; Mengual 2018). The species of Ischiodon  have a strong resemblance to the genus of the single species Simosyrphus Bigot  , with which it has often been confused (e.g. Bryan, 1934). Species of both genera have been previously placed under one another several times (Mengual 2015) despite some important differences in the male genitalia ( Vockeroth 1969). The generic key by Vockeroth (1969: 40) can be used to identify both genera. A synonymy of both genera was proposed by Láska et al. (2006) based on larval and pupal morphology, supported by a molecular study. Mengual et al. (2018) reported that the current evidence from molecular characters supports the generic rank of Ischiodon  and Simosyrphus  . The species of Ischiodon  are predatory syrphids with an important role in the bio-control of aphid pests in different areas of the world ( Láska et al. 2006; also for more references).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae