Sepsis cynipsea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Patrick T. Rohner & Gerhard Bächli, 2016, Faunistic data of Sepsidae (Diptera) from Switzerland and additional countries including the first Swiss record of Meroplius fukuharai (Iwasa, 1984), Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 89, pp. 237-260: 244-246

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.192634

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0399D016-8318-320D-A495-FB0665ADFD83

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scientific name

Sepsis cynipsea (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Sepsis cynipsea (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Material: Switzerland: AG:Habsburg, 450 m, 15.iii.2004, 22.iii.2004, 5.iv.2004, 21.vi.2004, 12.vii.2004, 19.vii.2004, 26.vii.2004, 9.viii.2004, 16.viii.2004, 23.viii. 2004, 30.viii.2004, 6.ix.2004, 14.ix.2004, 20.ix.2004, 27.ix.2004 (all leg. Wermelinger); Sarmenstorf, 550 m, 22.iii.2004, 29.iii.2004, 5.vii.2004, 12.vii.2004, 19.vii.2004, 26.vii.2004, 2.viii.2004, 16.viii.2004, 23.viii.2004, 30.viii.2004, 9.ix. 2004, 14.ix.2004 (all leg. Wermelinger); Schlossrued, 600 m, 2001, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); Vordemwald, 480 m, 2001 (leg. Duelli); Wettingen, 420 m, 29.vii.1999; Wohlen, 470 m, 21.v.2011; Würenlingen, 420 m, 20.vii.1996, 25.vii.1990, 27.vii.2001, 7.viii.1998, 31.viii.1999; Würenlingen/alter Steinbruch, 420 m, 15.viii.1991; Würenlingen/Firsthalde, 420 m, 13.v.1998. BE:Beatenberg, 1470 m, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 (all leg. Duelli); Biel, 450 m, 27.–31.vii. 1973; Guttannen, 1000 m, 6.viii.1999; Ligerz, 450 m, 29.v.2010; Rümligen, 540 m, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); Ruppoldsried, 500 m, iv.–x.1987 (leg. Duelli). BL:Bubendorf, 25.–31.v.2000, 8.–15.vi.2000, 22.–29.vi.2000, 6.–13.vii. 2000, 13.–20.vii.2000, 20.–27.vii.2000, 27.vii.–3.viii.2000, 3.–10.viii.2000, 17.– 24.viii.2000, 24.–31.viii.2000, 31.viii.–7.ix.2000 (all leg. Wolf). FR:Courlevon, 600 m, 2001, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); Nuvilly, 650 m, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli). GE:Bernex/Chantemerle, 420 m, 7.viii.2000 (leg. Merz & Bächli); Bernex/Signal, 510 m, 8.viii.2000 (leg. Merz &Bächli); Bernex/Tuilières, 420 m, 12.viii.2000; Cartigny/Moulin de Vert, 350 m, 9.viii.2000 (leg. Merz & Bächli); Chancy/La Laire, 350 m, 7.viii.2000 (leg. Merz & Bächli); Russin/Biolay, 360 m, 9.viii.2000 (leg. Merz &Bächli). GL:Klöntal, 850 m, 11.–14.ix.1974; Schwändital, 1250 m, 2000 (leg. Duelli); Vorauen, 800 m, 4.–8.viii.1991, 20.vii. 1995. GR:Ardez, 1400 m, 6.viii.1996 (leg. Merz &Bächli); Davos, 2540 m, 2006 (leg. Duelli); Dischmatal, 1600 m, 1.–15.vi.1991, 1.–15.vi.1992, 16.–30.vi.1990, 16.–30.vi.1991, 16.–31.vii.1990, 16.–31.vii.1991, 1.–16.viii.1990, 1.–27.viii.1992 (all leg. Brodmann); Lantsch, 1460 m, 2001 (leg. Duelli); Lenzerheide, 1520 m, 8.viii.1998, 11.–14.viii.1988; Nationalpark, 2000 m, 2001 (leg. Duelli); Santa Maria/Müstair/Craistas, 1800 m, 26.vi.2015, 30.vi.2013; Santa Maria/Müstair/Val Vau, 1700 m, 29.vi.2013; Savognin, 1360 m, 17.–20.viii.1988; Susch/Fortezza, 1500 m, 7.viii.1996 (leg. Merz &Bächli); Tschierv, 1700 m, 27.vi.2015; Tschlin, 1500 m, 25.vi.2004. JU:Delémont, 500 m, 2.–6.viii.1974; La Chaux-des-Breuleux, 1000 m, 28.vi.2001. LU:Dierikon, 550 m, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); Luzern, 550 m, 10.vi.2006 (leg. Sattler); Ruswil, 800 m, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); Sursee, 500 m, 13.vi.2004. NE:Ponts-de-Martel, 1000 m, 20.vi.–19.x.1974 (leg. Greber); St. Blaise/Les Rièdes, 500 m, 19.v.2001. SG:Schänis, 700 m, 2005 (leg. Duelli). SH:Merishausen, 540 m, 19.viii.1992. SO:Balmberg, 1050 m, 18.viii.1992; Messen, 500 m. 22.iii.2004, 29.iii.2004, 5.iv.2004, 13.iv.2004, 1.vi.2004, 26.vii.2004, 2.viii.2004, 30.viii.2004, 6.ix.2004, 14.ix.2004 (all leg. Wermelinger); Mariastein, 350 m, 21.–25.vii.1973; Weissenstein, 1000 m, 25.vi.2006. SZ:Alptal, 1150 m, 2005 (leg. Duelli); Biberbrugg, 1000 m, 25.vi.2011; Holzegg, 1440 m, 19.–21.viii.1975. TG:Roggwil, 420 m, 2000, 2004 (all leg. Duelli); Weiningen/Ochsenfurt, 450 m, 29.v.99. TI:Acquacalda, 1800 m, 22.– 24.vi.2001; Robiei, 1900 m, 4.–5.vii.2008. UR:Furkapass, 2400 m, 23.vii.2012, 24.vii.2012). VD:Changins, 430 m, 2001, 2005 (all leg. Duelli); La Dôle, 1500 m, 26.vii.2004. VS:Baltschieder, 690 m, 17.v.1996 (leg. Merz &Bächli); Grône/Poutafontana, 500 m, 1.vii.2001; Guttet, 1500 m, 1.vii.2001; Jeizinen, 1500 m, 26.vi. 1999, 10.viii.2013, 2000 m, 3.vii.2001; Leuk, 700 m, 23.viii.–2.ix.1977; Leuk/Brentjong, 1000 m, 25.vi.1999; Morgins/Portes du Soleil, 1800 m, 27.vii. 2004); Mund/Finnen, 1400 m, 21.vi.2014; Oberwald, 1820 m, 13.–15.viii.1975; Pfynwald, 580 m, 25.vi.1999; Visperterminen, 1400 m, 21.vii.1998 (leg. Merz & Bächli). ZG:Steinhausen, 500 m, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 (all leg. Duelli). ZH:Bachs, 500 m, 13.–15.v.1988 (leg. Haigis); Dietikon, 390 m, 6.vi.2015, 20.vii.1989, 27.vii.1989, 22.viii.1991, 6.–9.ix.1974; Marthalen/Niderholz, 370 m, 17.iv.2006 (leg. Frei); Rafz, 420 m, 2001, 2004 (all leg. Duelli); Uitikon, 540 m, 2000, 2001, 2005 (all leg. Duelli), Unterengstringen, 540 m, 15.ix.1977; Wettswil/Oelerde, 650 m, 26.vi.2011; Zürich, 450 m, 14.–16.ix.1973; Zürich/Hönggerberg, 520 m, 15.–19.vii.1989.

Bosnia/Herzegovina:Dobro Polje, 1100 m, 25.–28.vii.1984. Czech Republic: Borova Lada, 900 m, 26.viii.1998. Liechtenstein:Ruggell, 430 m, 8.viii.1998. France:Haute-Savoie, Salève/Observatoire, 1250 m, 10.viii.2000 (leg. Merz & Bächli); Fontainebleau, 120 m, 22.–28.viii.1957 (leg. Burla). Montenegro:Durmitor, 1500 m, 30.vii.–5.viii.1988. Romania:Calmani, 1700 m, 28.vii.1978; Cimpulung, 600 m, 6.vi.1984, 3.viii.1980; Cimpulung, 700 m, 18.vii.1982, 29.viii.1980; Cometu, 1.iv.1981; Mestecani, 1200 m, 18.viii.1981; P. Stampei, 1000 m, 7.viii.1978; Val. Dolnei, 800 m, 18.v.1978, 26.v.1980, 1000 m, 26.vii.1978; Varna, 1100 m, 11.x.1984 (all leg. Ceianu). Slovakia:Bratislava/Abrod Nature Reserve, 150 m, 1.ix.1990. Serbia:Popovica, 500 m, 1.–3.viii.1980.

Distribution:Palaearctic ( Ozerov 2005).

Comments: S. cynipsea   is by far the most commonly collected species in Switzerland ( Rohner et al. 2014, 2015). It occurs in great numbers on cow pastures throughout the season. Adults are attracted to fresh cow dung in particular. S. cynipsea   has been widely used as model organism in evolutionary ecology and life history evolution, and is to date the best studied sepsid species ( Blanckenhorn 1997, 1999; Blanckenhorn et al. 2000).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sepsidae

Genus

Sepsis