Syritta latitarsata Macquart, 1842,

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: 55-56

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.4498740

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B5D-4930-FF5B-65D5521DFA7D

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Plazi

scientific name

Syritta latitarsata Macquart, 1842
status

 

Syritta latitarsata Macquart, 1842 

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Syritta latitarsata Macquart, 1842: 135 

Examined specimens. 1♀, Jazan, Abu-Aresh, Al-Aarda , 12.iii.2012, sweeping, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♀, Asir, Keratha, Al-Ethrebany fruit farm 2–24.xii.2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Abdullah & H.A. Dawah ( NMWC)  .

Distribution. This species was previously recorded for Saudi Arabia by Abu-Zoherah et al. (1993). It was described from Senegal. It is known from Afrotropical Region: Angola, Gambia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, UAE and Yemen; Palaearctic Region: Egypt, Israel and Pakistan ( Smith & Vockeroth 1980; Dirickx 1998; Whittington 2003; Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005; Smit et al. 2017; Speight 2020).

Remarks. This easily recognized species is the only species of the latitarsata  species-group occurring in large areas of the Afrotropical region but apparently not in the central area and East Africa ( Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005). It can be differentiated from all its congeners by all the tarsomeres of the hind legs being broadened and flattened ( Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005).

Hoverflies not identified to the species level

Taxa that were recorded in this study and could not be identified to species level are listed below. These specimens could be made available to subsequent workers who wish to revise the family or particular genus.

Genus Eumerus 

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Syritta

Loc

Syritta latitarsata Macquart, 1842

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

Syritta latitarsata

Macquart, J. 1842: 135
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