Platypalpus riojaensis Chvála, 1981,

Barták, Miroslav & Kubík, Štěpán, 2018, Hybotidae (Diptera) from Turkey, with descriptions of seven new species, Zootaxa 4410 (3), pp. 453-482: 475

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Platypalpus riojaensis Chvála, 1981
status

 

Platypalpus riojaensis Chvála, 1981 

Material examined. Muğla prov.: 2♂, 2♀, 13 km NE of Muğla, pine wood + pasture, 37°15′N, 28°30′E, 1100– 1300 m, Barták, Kubík, 2–3.v.2016 ( CULSP).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Specimens from Turkey slightly differ from the original description of P. riojaensis  in smaller size (wing length 2.2 mm), left epandrial lamella without dorsal outgrowth and right surstylus broadly ovate. However, in CULSP collection there are other specimens of probably the same species (from Cyprus) also without dorsal outgrowth on left epandrial lamella but slightly larger (wing length 2.5 mm) and with elongate right surstylus, one of them with all femora brownish yellow. Spine-like ventral setae on hind femora (mentioned in original description of P. riojaensis  ) are present in some specimens, but absent in other ones (without correlations with characters of genitalia). Therefore, we consider all specimens conspecific and characters are variable. This is the first record for Turkey.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Hybotidae

Genus

Platypalpus