Melanostoma bituberculatum ( Loew, 1858 ),

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: 38-39

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.4498707

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B4E-4921-FF5B-675C5101FAA4

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scientific name

Melanostoma bituberculatum ( Loew, 1858 )
status

 

Melanostoma bituberculatum ( Loew, 1858) 

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Syrphus bituberculatum Loew, 1858: 379  .

Examined specimens. 1♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub ( Abha Farm Centre), 20.iv.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♂, 2♀, same locality but 1–25.v.2013 ( CERS)  ; 1♀, Al-Baha, W. Turubah, sweeping, 14.x.2010, H. Al Dhafer ( KSMA)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia. It was described from South Africa and is further recorded from Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaire and Zimbabwe ( Smith & Vockeroth 1980; Whittington 2003). Within the Arabian Peninsula previously known only from Yemen ( Smit et al. 2017).

Remarks. Kassebeer (2000: 174) provided features of the male and female abdomen, inner and outer postgonite of M. bituberculatum  .

Genus Monoceromyia Shannon 

The genus Monoceromyia  contains 73 species and is found in all regions ( Thompson 2013). See above under Ceriana Rafinesque  for more information.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Melanostoma

Loc

Melanostoma bituberculatum ( Loew, 1858 )

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

Syrphus bituberculatum

Loew, H. 1858: 379
1858