Drymeia vicana ( Harris, 1780 )

Pont, Adrian C., 2022, The genus Drymeia Meigen in the Caucasus Mountains, with a note on the identity of Aspilia glacialis Rondani, 1866 (Diptera: Muscidae), Zootaxa 5134 (3), pp. 355-382 : 380

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5134.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C28B3BDB-6854-42EB-A09B-15A53246397D

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6539285

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FEA553-FFE7-C864-FF0D-B9C6FBBFF934

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Plazi

scientific name

Drymeia vicana ( Harris, 1780 )
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Drymeia vicana ( Harris, 1780)

Musca vicana Harris, [1780] : 152, plate 45, fig. 78.

Diagnosis. The male of this species can be easily recognised by the densely haired eyes.

Material Examined. GEORGIA: Mtskheta-Mtianeti region: meadows E of Kazbegi [~ 42°39’N 44°38’E], 1900 m, 28.vi.1983 (A.C. Pont), 5♀ GoogleMaps ; forest E of Kazbegi , 1950–2000 m, 1.vii.1983, 5♀ , & 9.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♀ ; forest SE of Kazbegi , c 1950 m, 5.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♂ 5♀ ; SE of Kazbegi , meadow/scree, 1900–1950 m, 5.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 2♀ ; Mt Sameba [~ 42°39’N 44°37’E], forest, 2100–2200 m, 4.vii.1983, 2♀ GoogleMaps , & 7.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♀ GoogleMaps ; Mt Sameba , pasture, 2250–2300 m, 2.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 2♀ ; Sameba , S, river, 2150–2250 m, 2.vii.1983, 10♀ (A.C. Pont) ; near Sno [~ 42°61’N 44°38’E], meadows, 1750–1810 m, 3.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♂ 4♀; near Sno , forest, 1810 m, 3.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 7♀ ; Devdoraki [~ 42°44’N 44°31’E], forest, 1750–2100 m, 10.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♀ GoogleMaps ; Devdoraki , lower moraines, c 2100 m, 10.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 2♀ ; Devdoraki , upper moraines, c 2150 m, 10.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♀ ; Mt Kuro [~ 42°39’N 44°39’E], heath, 2120–2330 m, 29.vi.1983, 10♀ GoogleMaps , and 2450–2500 m, 29.vi.1983, 3♀ (all A.C. Pont); Mt Koltesh [~ 42°35’N 44°45’E], meadows, 2000–2100 m, 8.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 2♀ GoogleMaps ; Mt Koltesh , heath, 2500 m, 30.vi.1983 (A.C. Pont), 4♀ ; Mt Bash [~ 42°39’N 44°38’E], heath, 2240 m, 2.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 2♀ GoogleMaps ; Truso [~ 42°35’N 44°26’E], R. Terek, 2210 m, 9.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont), 1♀ GoogleMaps ; Gergeti [~ 42°42’N 44°31’E], upper heaths, 2300–3000 m, 11.vii.1983, 2♀ GoogleMaps , and 3000 m, 14.vii.1983, 1♀ (all A.C. Pont); Tbilisi, Tskneti , pasture, 41°7’N 44°7’E, 1000 m, 4–8.vi.1979 (G. Veselkin), 2♀ ( ZMUM) GoogleMaps ; Abkhazia, Lake Ritsa environs, 43°48’N 40°54’E, 900 m, 7–9.vi.2012 (O. Mosolov), 1♀ ( ZMUM) GoogleMaps .

D. vicana is widely distributed in Armenia and was recorded at altitudes from 1870 to 2270 m in the provinces of Aragatsotn, Gegharkunik, Kotayk, Tavush and Vayots Dzor by Pont (2018: 15) .

Remarks. This is a common and widespread species in lowland and submontane Europe and is found as far east as the Magadan Province of the Russian Far East. Adult females are common sweat-flies.

ZMUM

Zoological Museum, University of Amoy

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Drymeia

Loc

Drymeia vicana ( Harris, 1780 )

Pont, Adrian C. 2022
2022
Loc

D. vicana

Pont, A. C. 2018: 15
2018