Drymeia sororcula, Pont, 2022

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 : 375

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.6538187

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FEA553-FFEA-C868-FF0D-BF90FC20FE9B

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Plazi

scientific name

Drymeia sororcula
status

sp. nov.

Drymeia sororcula sp. nov.

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Diagnosis. This species is close to D. brumalis ( Rondani, 1866) which also has 3 postsutural dorsocentrals. However, the male of D. brumalis has frontal vitta equal to diameter of anterior ocellus; mid and hind femora with the anteroventral and posteroventral setae longer, denser and more numerous; hind tibia with the anteroventral (and anterior) and posteroventral setae more numerous and dense (only 3–4 posteroventrals and 3 anteroventrals in D. sororcula ). Both sexes of D. brumalis lack the ventral scutellar setulae of D. sororcula .

Etymology. The specific name “ sororcula ” is Latin and means “little sister”. This reflects the close similarity between this species and D. brumalis (Rondani) .

Type-material Examined. Holotype ♂. GEORGIA: Mtskheta-Mtianeti region: Mt Kuro [~ 42°39’N 44°39’E], heath, 2330 m. 29.vi.1983, A.C. Pont ( BMNH) GoogleMaps . Paratypes 21♂ 10♀. GEORGIA, Mtskheta-Mtianeti region: data as for holotype GoogleMaps , 5♂ 3♀ (1♂ ZMUM, 1♂ 1♀ OUMNH, rest BMNH); same data but 2120–2330 m GoogleMaps , 3♂ (1 SZMN, 2 BMNH); same data but 2450–2500 m GoogleMaps , 2♂ ( BMNH); meadows E of Kazbegi [~ 42°39’N 44°38’E], 1900 m, 28.vi.1983 (A.C. Pont) GoogleMaps , 3♂ (2 BMNH, 1 OUMNH); forest E of Kazbegi , 1950–2000 m, 1.vii.1983 , 2♂ 1♀ ( BMNH), 5.vii.1983 , 1♂ ( BMNH), & 6.vii.1983 , 2♂, all A.C. Pont ( BMNH); SE of Kazbegi , meadow/scree, 1900–1950 m, 5.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont) , 1♂ ( BMNH); Mt Koltesh [~ 42°35’N 44°45’E], meadows, 2000–2100 m, 8.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont) GoogleMaps , 1♂ 3♀ (1♀ SZMN, rest BMNH); Mt Koltesh , meadow/heath, 2300 m, 8.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont) , 1♂ 4♀ (1♀ ZMUM, rest BMNH); Truso [~ 42°35’N 44°26’E], mineral springs, 2150 m, 9.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont) GoogleMaps , 1♂ 2♀ ( BMNH); Gergeti [~ 42°42’N 44°31’E], upper heaths, 2300–3000 m, 11.vii.1983 (A.C. Pont) GoogleMaps , 1♀ ( BMNH) .

ZMUM

Zoological Museum, University of Amoy

SZMN

Siberian Zoological Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Drymeia