Hybos, Meigen, 1803

Barták, Miroslav & Kubík, Štěpán, 2018, Hybotidae (Diptera) from Turkey, with descriptions of seven new species, Zootaxa 4410 (3), pp. 453-482: 478

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4410.3.2

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4664A859-3527-FFF4-19CA-DC1D65DFFC5D

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scientific name

Hybos
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Hybos  sp. nr. culiciformis (Fabricius) 

Material examined. Aydın prov.: 1♂, 8 km S of Çine, river bank, 68 m, SW, 37°32′34′′N, 28°03′46′′E, Barták, Kubík, 29.iv.–1.v.2016GoogleMaps  ; Muğla prov.: 4♂, Akyaka , forest, 30 m, 37°03′16′′N, 28°19′35′′E, Barták, Kubík, 30.iv.– 9.v.2013GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 2♀, same locality, 40 m, SW, 37°03′19′′N, 28°19′36′′E, Barták, Kubík, 26.iv.2016GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, Akyaka , pasture, 8 m, 37°03′11′′N, 28°20′33′′E, Barták, Kubík, 27.iv.2016GoogleMaps  ; 7♂, 1♀, 11 km E of Muğla, pine wood + meadow, 1310 m, 37°12′45′′N, 28°27′42′′E, Barták, Kubík, 1.v.2013GoogleMaps  ; 2♀, Muğla University campus, edge of pine wood + Quercus shrubs, MT, 710 m, 37°09′39′′N, 28°22′20′′E, Barták, Kubík, xi.2012GoogleMaps  - iii.2013; 1♂, 5 km S of Muğla, edge of pine wood, on flowers, 37°08′27′′N, 28°22′05′′E, 670 m, Barták, Kubík, 6.v.2013GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 2♀, 13 km NE of Muğla , pasture/pine wood, 1200 m, 37°14′50′′N, 28°30′E, Barták, Kubík, 23–27.vi.2015GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, 1♀, same locality, 37°15′N, 28°30′E, 1100–1300 m, Barták, Kubík, 2–3.v.2016GoogleMaps  ; 4♂, 3♀, Gökçeova Gölü , lake shore, 1750 m, 37°03′42.52′′N, 28°48′28.42′′E, Barták, Kubík, 20.ix.2012 —all CULSPGoogleMaps  .

Remarks. Specimens are very similar to H. culiciformis  ; however, they have larger postpedicel, dark scutellars, shorter ventral preapical seta on mid tibia and larger microtrichose areas of the abdomen. The most important difference is in male genitalia: hypandrium extends posteriorly in a cone-shaped projection. We hesitate to describe this species herewith as new because Shamshev et al. (2015) reported great variations in male genitalia and other characters in H. culicifomis  . However, we have seen no intermediate specimens and in CULSP collections are also specimens from Greece and Croatia. Additional studies are necessary to solve if both “forms” represent different species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae