Towards an intergrated taxonomy of the Merodon equestris species complex (Diptera: Syrphidae) including description of a new species, with additional data on Iberian Merodon - NMS Research Repository
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Towards an intergrated taxonomy of the Merodon equestris species complex (Diptera: Syrphidae) including description of a new species, with additional data on Iberian Merodon

2011

Abstract

Study of specimens of Merodon Meigen collected in southwestern Europe resulted in new data and taxonomic changes for this genus. The cryptic species Merodon confusus sp. nov. (Merodon equestris species group) is described based on specimens collected in Cabañeros National Park, central Spain. Morphological and molecular diagnostic characters are provided to separate members of the species group. Merodon aeneus fulvus Gil Collado is proposed as a junior synonym of Merodon pumilus Macquart. The first Iberian record of Merodon rufus Meigen is reported and updates of the revision of Iberian Merodon are provided.

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  • Resource type

    Journal article

  • Institution
    • National Museums Scotland

  • Journal title
    • The Canadian Entomologist

  • Volume
    • 143

  • Pagination
    • 332-348

  • ISSN
    • 0008-347X

  • Official URL
  • Rights holder
    • Entomological Society of Canada (La Société D'Entomologie du Canada)

  • Library of Congress Classification
    • QH

  • Additional information
    • Related Organisation/s: Entomological Society of Canada