Eumerus cistanchei Efflatoun, 1926,

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: 26

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.4498681

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B72-491E-FF5B-64BF5270F91A

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Plazi

scientific name

Eumerus cistanchei Efflatoun, 1926
status

 

Eumerus cistanchei Efflatoun, 1926 

( Figs 25–27View FIGURE 25–27)

Eumerus cistanchei Efflatoun, 1926: 297 

Examined specimens. 1♂, Asir, Maraba, Al-Hudaity Fruit Farm , 22.iv. 2013, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♀, same locality but 15.x–30.xi.2004 ( CERS)  ; 1♀, Jazan, Abu-Aresh, Al-Mahdag Village , 22.iv.2012, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♂, 1♀, Jazan, Farasan Island, Aziz Yousef Village , 2–15.iii.2014, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS; NMWC)  ; 1♂, Najran, Al-Shurfa, Saleh Maqbol Farm , 14–28.v.2014, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This is the first record from Saudi Arabia. E. cistanchei  was described from Egypt and is further recorded from Israel and United Arab Emirates ( Peck 1988; Smit et al. 2017).

Remarks. This species was reared from the stems of Cistanche phelypae  (L.) Cout. ( Orobanchaceae  ), which is an obligate parasitic plant used locally as food ( Dirickx 1994). E. cistanchei  could be associated with C. phelypae  ( Table 2) which is recorded from Jazan, Farasan Island by Rahman et al. (2002) and from Jazan mainland by Masrahi (2012) but this needs confirmation as there is no record of E. cistanchei  being reared from C. phelypae  in Saudi Arabia.

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Eumerus

Loc

Eumerus cistanchei Efflatoun, 1926

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

Eumerus cistanchei

Efflatoun, B. H. C. 1926: 297
1926