Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848,

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: 24

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.4411139

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD39879E-2B7C-4910-FF5B-60B852D1FD0E

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scientific name

Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848
status

 

Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848 

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Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848: 125 

Examined specimens. 1♀, 1♂, Asir, Abha, Hay Al-Nusub , 15–30.v.2014, Malaise trap, H.A. Dawah ( CERS)  ; 1♀, same locality but 3–24.vii.2013 ( CERS)  .

Distribution. This species was recently recorded from Saudi Arabia by El-Hawagry et al. (2017). It was described from Island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean and the species ranges from central France south to Portugal and Spain and around the Mediterranean (including Cyprus, Rhodes and Crete) to Greece and on to Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Canary lslands, Azores, southern Germany and Switzerland in central Europe; The Caucasus; Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tadjikistan, Turkestan, and Yemen ( Dirickx 1994; Smit et al. 2017; Haffaressas et al. 2017; Speight 2020).

Remarks. E. amoenus  is the most common species in the Mediterranean subregion ( Dirickx 1998). This species has been reared from Allium  L., potato tubers, water melon, grapes, rotten paw-paw and damaged rhizomes of Iris germanica  L. ( Iridaceae  ) ( Ricarte et al. 2017; Haffaressas et al. 2017). E. amoenus  could be associated with Allium cepa  or Solanum tuberosum  L. ( Table 2) which are the main crops cultivated at Hay Al-Nusub in Abha but this requires confirmation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Eumerus

Loc

Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848

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

Eumerus amoenus

Loew, H. 1848: 125
1848