Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1971,

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: 40-42

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.4498714

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B4C-492E-FF5B-6751529DFD56

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scientific name

Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1971
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Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1971 

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Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1971: 272–278 

Examined specimens. 1♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub ( Abha Farm Centre), 19.vi–9.vi.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Menhel , 24.vii.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♂, same locality but 13.v–3.vi.2015 ( CERS)  ; 1♂, Asir, Abha, Madenate Al-Ameer Sultan, Hay Al-Sad , 1–20.xi.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♂, Abha, Al-Souda, Bani Mazen , 10.vi.-9.vii.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia. It was described from Iran (Polur) and is further recorded from Greece, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbeckistan ( Speight 2020).

Remarks. The biology of P. (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans  is unknown. This species was erroneously synonymized with P. rufocinctus (Brunetti)  by Thompson & Ghorpadé (1992). Claussen & Weipert (2004) provided the most comprehensive and reliable key separating this species from other European Paragus  (e.g. Pandasyophthalmus species). Vujic et al. (1998) and Claussen & Weipert (2004) provided figures of the male terminalia of P. abrogans  and P. rufocinctus  , which clearly separated the two species. Also Speight (2020) disagreed with Peck (1988) who considered P. abrogans  as a synonym of P. albipes Grimmerthal  (described from Estonia and Latvia and not subsequently cited elsewhere), as this synonymy had no explanation or justification. In consequence Speight (2020) considered P. (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans  to be a distinct species and not a junior synonym of P. albipes  as suggested by Peck (1988).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Paragus

Loc

Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans Goeldlin de Tiefenau, 1971

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

Paragus (Pandasyophthalmus) abrogans

Goeldlin de Tiefenau, P. 1971: 278
1971