Gnophomyia acheron Alexander, 1950

Polevoi, Alexei, Ruokolainen, Anna & Shorohova, Ekaterina, 2018, Eleven remarkable Diptera species, emerged from fallen aspens in Kivach Nature Reserve, Russian Karelia, Biodiversity Data Journal 6, pp. 22175-22175: 22175

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scientific name

Gnophomyia acheron Alexander, 1950
status

 

Gnophomyia acheron Alexander, 1950  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: A. Polevoi; sex: 7 males, 2 females; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Karelia; locality: Kivach Nature Reserve ; verbatimLatitude: 62.281; verbatimLongitude: 33.967; verbatimCoordinateSystem: Decimal degrees; verbatimSRS: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: A. Polevoi; Event: samplingProtocol: Trunk emergence trap; eventDate: 2016-05-26 /06-2; Record Level: institutionCode: FRIP  

Diagnosis

Medium sized dark species, distinguished from other Gnophomyia   by the structure of male and female genitalia (Fig. 1; see also Hancock (2008), fig. 6, 10).

Distribution

Palaearctic. Only recently discovered in Finland and Russian Karelia ( Polevoi and Salmela 2014, Starý and Salmela 2004).

Ecology

Saproxylic species, associated with different deciduous trees ( Krivosheina 2008). In Finland and Karelia, so far collected exclusively on aspen ( Hancock 2008, Halme et al. 2012). According to the authors' data, this species prefers huge wind-broken aspens with a diameter over 70 cm, fallen 7 years ago (Table 1). It favoured the trunks colonised by Lentaria afflata   (RS=0.56, P<0.05) and Subulicystidium longisporum   (RS=0.62, P<0.05), but seemed to avoid those decayed by Phellinus tremulae   (RS=-0.56, P<0.05).

Conservation

Red-listed in Finland, category VU ( Penttinen et al. 2010).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Limoniidae

Genus

Gnophomyia