Syritta flaviventris 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: 54-55

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.4498738

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B5E-4931-FF5B-67105206FD32

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scientific name

Syritta flaviventris Macquart, 1842
status

 

Syritta flaviventris Macquart, 1842 

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Syritta flavivenris Macquart, 1842: 135 

Examined specimens. 1♀, Jazan, Abu-Aresh, Al-Mahdag Village , 3–10.x.2012, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 2♀, Asir, Abha, Wadi Abha , 28.iv.2011, sweeping, M. Sharaf and H. ( KSMA)  ; 5♀, Al-Riyadh, Al Aziziyah , 3.xi.1983, sweeping, A. Talhouk & S. Tilkian ( KSMA)  ; ♀ 1, Al-Qatif, a farm, 22 Km west of Dammam International Air Port , 10.vi.1981, sweeping, A. Talhouk & S.Tilkian ( KSMA)  .

Distribution. This species was previously recorded from Saudi Arabia by Abu-Zoherah et al. (1993) and also recorded from Yemen ( Smit et al. 2017). It was described from Senegal and also known from the following areas; Palaearctic Region: (it is restricted to the Mediterranean subregion and Middle East, eastwards to Ahvaz in the south-western Iran ( Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005), Algeria, Corsica, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greek Islands, Italy Jordan, Lebanon, (Sicily), Morocco, Portugal, Sardinia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey; Afrotropical Region: ( Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, St. Helena, Yemen); it has supposedly been introduced to Pacific Ocean (Easter Island); Nearctic Region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Neotropical Region: USA (Texas) ( Smith & Vockeroth 1980; Peck 1988; Dirickx 1998; Whittington 2003; Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005; Khosravian et al. 2015; Smit et al. 2017; Speight 2020).

Remarks. This species is a member of the flaviventris  species-group ( Lyneborg & Barkemeyer 2005). Syritta flaviventris  flies low among sparse vegetation beside water (or over dried pools) settling on stones or dried mud ( Speight 2020).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Syritta

Loc

Syritta flaviventris Macquart, 1842

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

Syritta flavivenris

Macquart, J. 1842: 135
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