The Hoverflies of an Oak Dehesa from Spain, with a New Species and Other Insights into the Taxonomy of the Eumerus tricolor Group (Diptera: Syrphidae)

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Title: The Hoverflies of an Oak Dehesa from Spain, with a New Species and Other Insights into the Taxonomy of the Eumerus tricolor Group (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Authors: Ricarte, Antonio | Nencioni, Anita | Tubić, Nataša Kočiš | Grković, Ana | Vujić, Ante | Marcos-García, M. Ángeles
Research Group/s: Biodiversidad y Biotecnología aplicadas a la Biología de la Conservación
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales | Universidad de Alicante. Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad
Keywords: Iberian Peninsula | Salamanca | Quercus | Eumerus azabense sp. nov. | Eumerus niveitibia | Neotype | COI barcodes | Bioindication
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Polish Academy of Sciences. Museum and Institute of Zoology
Citation: Annales Zoologici. 2018, 68(2): 259-280. doi:10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.2.005
Abstract: Dehesas are typical Mediterranean habitats for extensive livestock raising. Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) may act as bioindicators in dehesas, but they are still poorly known in this habitat type. With the purpose of the present study, hoverfly diversity was surveyed in Campanarios de Azaba, a typical oak dehesa in Salamanca province, Spain. A total of 41 species were recorded, including Eumerus azabense sp. nov. This new species was found to belong to the Eumerus tricolor group, both in morphological and genetic terms, and clearly separated (DNA characters) from the similar Eumerus niveitibia, which is redescribed here. Genetic monophyly of the E. tricolor group is confirmed in the present paper. An updated hoverfly checklist of Salamanca province is provided (152 sp.) with indication of the 56 species recorded in Campanarios de Azaba. Obtained results address the importance of dehesa biodiversity, which includes species new to science.
Sponsor: Financial support was provided by the project LIFE-NATURE ‘Conservación de la Biodiversidad en el Oeste Iberico’ (LIFE/E/NAT/000762). The current fellowship of Antonio Ricarte at the University of Alicante is supported by the ‘Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia de Conocimiento’.
ISSN: 0003-4541 (Print) | 1734-1833 (Online)
DOI: 10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.2.005
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
Peer Review: si
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