Brachyopa minima (Diptera: Syrphidae), a new species from Greece with notes on the biodiversity and conservation of the genus Brachyopa Meigen in the Northern Aegean Islands

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Title: Brachyopa minima (Diptera: Syrphidae), a new species from Greece with notes on the biodiversity and conservation of the genus Brachyopa Meigen in the Northern Aegean Islands
Authors: Pérez-Bañón, Celeste | Radenković, Snezana | Vujić, Ante | Ståhls, Gunilla | Rojo, Santos | Grković, Ana | Petanidou, Theodora
Research Group/s: Bionomía, Sistemática e Investigación Aplicada de Insectos Dípteros e Himenópteros
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Keywords: New species | Description | COI barcodes | Conservation | Lesvos | Samos
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2016
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Citation: Zootaxa. 2016, 4072(2): 217-234. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4072.2.5
Abstract: An on-going study of the hoverfly fauna of the Northern Aegean Islands (Greece) has revealed the presence of four species of the genus Brachyopa Meigen. During the survey the following species were found: B. bicolor (Fallén), B. quadrimaculosa Thompson in Kaplan & Thompson, B. minima Vujić & Pérez-Bañón sp. nov. and an unidentified species very close to B. pilosa (Collin). Morphological characters and mitochondrial COI barcodes were used to link different life stages of B. minima, and to identify a larval specimen of B. bicolor. In this study adult and larval morphology and habitat preferences for B. minima are described. The description of larval morphology of B. bicolor and Brachyopa sp. aff. pilosa is amended too. An identification key to the adults of the B. quadrimaculosa group sensu Kassebeer (2002) in the Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Israel and Turkey) is provided. The importance of specific microhabitats for the continued existence of these taxa is discussed.
Sponsor: The study was funded by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)—Research Funding Program: THALES—Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund (Petanidou et al. 2013). Partial support came from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia projects No. 173002 and the Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development (project: Genetic diversity of agricultural ecosystems).
ISSN: 1175-5326 (Print) | 1175-5334 (Online)
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4072.2.5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Magnolia Press
Peer Review: si
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