Syrphidae of Iran 

The first record of the genus Trichopsomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Iran

The first record of the genus Trichopsomyia (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Iran

Recently some material were collected in north of Iran. They belong to Genus Trichopsomyia but for species identification we have many problems. At first we couldn't check type of T. ochrozona however apparently this species should be synonymized with T. lucida. One the other hand our species is an active predator of a plant lice on poplar tree but as much as known this genus are collected on herbaceous plants not tree. Morphologically these specimens are very similar to T. lucida especially shape of male genitalia but have a yellow band on the second abdominal tergite (opposite to T lucida with two yellow dot) and some other differences . Collectively in my idea this should be a new species or at least a new subspecies. I put some photos taken from Pupa or larva in this page. I would be grateful if you help me in this regard and send to me your comments.
At follow you can see some notes about the plant lice on which this material has been collected.

Material examined:
21-23, viii, 2005, Flood spreading station, between Sahrain and Garah-Charyian rivers, 36 56 32 ״ N, 48 20 59״ E, 1800 h. reared on C. hoberlandti Vondracek leg. Javad Tarasi

Populus nigra, with 150000 ha coverage is an economically important tree which is grown wildly or planted in different parts of Iran especially in northern parts. Zanjan- Rood River (Zanjan province) is one of the valuable macroclimates for planting (1). This tree affected by some pests including plant jumping lice so sometimes spray of tree with pesticide is inventible. Juice feeding insects are its important pest. So far two species of jumping plant lice, Comarotoscena fulgidipennis Loginova & C. hoberlandti Vondracek (Psyllidae) has been collected on Populus in Iran.
both are important pests and recorded from different locations but apparently distribution and host ranges of Comarotoscena fulgidipennis Loginova are wider because this species has been recorded on Populus and Salix trees from Karadj, Khonsar, Ardakan, Tehran cities but the later has been recorded on Populus from Tehran and karadj and recently it has been collected from Zanjan province (2). This pest reduced plant vigor by feeding directly from sap and also by injecting toxin that causes abnormalities in leave so leave fold along longitudinal veins and form galls. Gall formation occurs in the late June. These galls are suitable microclimates for feeding and escaping form natural enemy's attacks. Nevertheless this pest is attacked by numerous natural enemies from different taxa e.g. Anthocoris nemorum (L.)(Anthocoridae), Chaemomyiidae (Diptera) and more obviously by Trichosomyia sp. Activity of T. sp. starts about early June and larvae feed on pest nymphs actively to late August when pupa is formed. The pupa is oval shape with creamy color and has spines as regular rows on dorsal part.

1- Bagheri, R. Namiranian, M. Zobeiry, M. and A. R. Modir-rahmati. 2003. Determination of volume tables for Zanjan-rood river native poplars. Iranian forest and Poplar Research, 9: 1-36.
2- Burchardt, D. & P. Lauterer.1993. The jumping plant lice of Iran (Homoptera: Psyllidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 100(4):829-898.

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Syrphidae Checklist of Iran
Taxon: Syrphidae
Generated: 14 Sep, 2005 22:01

Family Syrphidae
Subfamily Microdontinae
Subfamily Milesiinae
Tribe Ceriodini
Genus Ceriana Rafinesque, 1815
Ceriana conopsoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tribe Chelosiini
Genus Cheilosia Meigen, 1822
Cheilosia gigantea (Zetterstedt, 1838)
Cheilosia latifacies Loew, 1857
Cheilosia melanopa (Zetterstedt, 1843)
Cheilosia rufipes (Preyster, 1793)
Cheilosia ruralis (Meigen, 1822)
Cheilosia scutellata (Fallen, 1817)
Genus Pelecocera Meigen, 1822
Pelecocera persiana Kuznetsov, 1987
Genus Rhingia Scopoli, 1763
Rhingia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tribe Chrysogasterini
Genus Chrysogaster Meigen, 1803
Chrysogaster viduata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Genus Lejogaster Rondani, 1857
Lejogaster spelendida (Meigen, 1822)
Genus Neoascia Williston, 1886
Neoascia podagrica (Fabricius, 1775)
Genus Orthonevra Macquart, 1829
Orthonevra frontalis Loew, 18430
Genus Riponnesia Maibach-Goeldlin-Speight, 1994
Riponnesia longicornis (Loew, 1843)
Tribe Eristalini
Genus Eristalinus Rondani, 1845
Subgenus Eristalinus (Eristalinus) Rondani, 1845
Eristalinus (Eristalinus) sepulchralis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subgenus Eristalinus (Eristalodes) Mik, 1897
Eristalinus (Eristalodes) taeniops (Wiedemann, 1818)
Subgenus Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) Mik, 1897
Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) aenus (Scopoli, 1763)
Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) megacephalus (Rossi, 1794)
Eristalinus (Lathyrophthalmus) quinquilineatus (Fabricius, 1781)
Genus Eristalis Latreille, 1804
Subgenus Eristalis (Eoseristalis) Kanervo, 1938
Eristalis (Eoseristalis) arbustorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eristalis (Eoseristalis) pertinax (Scopoli, 1763)
Subgenus Eristalis (Eristalis) Latreille, 1804
Eristalis (Eristalis) tenax (Linnaeus, 1758)
Genus Helophilus Meigen, 1822
Subgenus Helophilus (Helophilus) Meigen, 1822
Helophilus (Helophilus) parallelus (Harris[1776])
Helophilus (Helophilus) pendulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Genus Mallota Meigen, 1822
Mallota cimbiciformis (Fallen, 1817)
Mallota fuciformis (Fabricius, 1794)
Mallota zarudniana Stackelberg, 1950
Genus Mesembrius Rondani, 1857
Mesembrius peregrinus (Loew, 1846)
Genus Myathropa Rondani, 1845
Myathropa florea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tribe Eumerini
Genus Eumerus Meigen, 1822
Eumerus ahmadii Barkalov-Gharali, 2005
Eumerus amoenus Loew, 1848
Eumerus basalis Loew, 1848
Eumerus coeruleus (Becker, 1913)
Eumerus falsus Becker, 1922
Eumerus jacobsoni Becker, 1913
Eumerus persarum Stackelberg, 1961
Eumerus persicus Stackelberg, 1949
Eumerus sogdianus Stackelberg, 1952
Eumerus tadzhicorum Stackelberg, 1949
Eumerus tricolor (Fabricius, 1798)
Eumerus tuberculatus Rondani, 1857
Genus Merodon Meigen, 1803
Merodon armipes Rondani, 1843
Merodon avidus (Rossi, 1790)
Merodon caucasica (Paramonov, 1927)
Merodon fulcratus (Becker, 1913)
Merodon nanus (Sack, 1931)
Merodon pruni (Rossi, 1790)
Merodon taniniensis Hurkmans, 1993
Tribe Milesiini
Genus Caliprobola Rondani, 1845
Caliprobola aurea (Sack, 1910)
Genus Palumbia Rondani, 1865
Subgenus Palumbia (Palumbia) Rondani, 1865
Palumbia (Palumbia) eristaloides (Portschinsky, 1887)
Genus Spilomyia Meigen, 1803
Genus Syritta Peletier-Serville, 1828
Syritta flaviventris Macquart, 1842
Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syritta vittata Portschinsky, 1875
Genus Tropidia Meigen, 1822
Tropidia scita (Harris[1780])
Tribe Pipizini
Genus Pipizella Rondani, 1856
Pipizella caucasica Skufjin, 1976
Pipizella virens (Fabricius, 1805)
Tribe Psarini
Tribe Sericomyini
Genus Sericomyia Meigen, 1803
Sericomyia (Harris [1776])
Tribe Volucellini
Genus Volucella Geoffroy, 1762
Volucella bombylans (Linnaeus, 1758)
Volucella inanis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Volucella zonaria (Poda, 1761)
Tribe Xylotini
Genus Xylota Meigen, 1822
Xylota segnis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Bacchini
Tribe Chrysotoxini
Genus Chrysotoxum Meigen, 1803
Chrysotoxum arcuatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chrysotoxum bacterianum Violovitsh, 1973
Chrysotoxum elegans Loew, 1841
Chrysotoxum intermedium Meigen, 1822
Chrysotoxum parmens Rondani, 1845
Chrysotoxum robustum Portschinsky, 1887
Chrysotoxum verralli Collin, 1940
Tribe Melanostomini
Genus Melanostoma Schiner, 1860
Melanostoma mellinum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Melanostoma scalar (Fabricius, 1794)
Genus Platycheirus Peletier-Serville, 1828
Platycheirus albimanus (Fabricius, 1781)
Platycheirus fulviventris (Macquart, 1829)
Platycheirus scutatus (Meigen, 1822)
Genus Xanthandrus Verrall, 1901
Xanthandrus comtus (Harris[1780])
Tribe Paragini
Genus Paragus Latreille, 1804
Subgenus Paragus (Padasyophthalumus) Stukenberg, 1954
Paragus (Padasyophthalumus) albipes Gimmerthal, 1842
Paragus (Padasyophthalumus) haemorrhous Meigen, 1822
Paragus (Padasyophthalumus) tibialis (Fallen, 1817)
Subgenus Paragus (Paragus) Latreille, 1804
Paragus (Paragus) albifrons (Fabricius, 1794)
Paragus (Paragus) antoinettae Goeldlin-Tiefenau-Lucas, 1981
Paragus (Paragus) azureus Hull, 1949
Paragus (Paragus) bicolor (Fabricius, 1794)
Paragus (Paragus) compeditus Wiedemann, 1830
Paragus (Paragus) finitimus Goeldlin-Tiefenau, 1971
Paragus (Paragus) flammeus Goeldlin-Tiefenau, 1971
Paragus (Paragus) quadrifasciatus Meigen, 1822
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Dasysyrphus Enderlein, 1938
Dasysyrphus albostriatus (Fallen, 1817)
Dasysyrphus eggeri (Schiner, 1862)
Genus Dideoides Brunetti, 1908
Dideoides annandaeli (Brunetti, 1919)
Genus Doros Meigen, 1803
Genus Epistrophe Walker, 1852
Subgenus Epistrophe (Epistrophe) Walker, 1852
Epistrophe (Epistrophe) eligans (Harris[1780])
Subgenus Epistrophe (Epistrophella) Dusek-Laska, 1967
Epistrophe (Epistrophella) euchroma (Kowarz, 1885)
Genus Episyrphus Matsumura-Adachi, 1917
Episyrphus balteatus (DeGeer, 1776)
Genus Eupeodes (Matsumura, 1917)
Subgenus Eupeodes (Eupeodes)
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) corollae (Fabricius, 1794)
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) luniger (Meigen, 1822)
Eupeodes (Eupeodes) nuba (Wiedemann, 1830)
Genus Ischiodon Sack, 1913
Ischiodon aegypticus (Wiedemann, 1830)
Ischiodon scutellaris (Fabricius, 1805)
Genus Meliscaeva Frey, 1946
Meliscaeva auricollis (Meigen, 1822)
Meliscaeva cinctella (Zetterstedt, 1843)
Genus Scaeva Fabricius, 1805
Scaeva albomaculata (Macquart, 1842)
Scaeva dignota (Rondani, 1857)
Scaeva latimaculata (Brunetti, 1923)
Scaeva pyrastri (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scaeva selenitica (Meigen, 1822)
Genus Sphaerophoria Peletier-Serville, 1828
Sphaerophoria reuppelli (Wiedemann, 1830)
Sphaerophoria scripta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sphaerophoria turkmenica Bankowska, 1964
Genus Syrphus Fabricius, 1775
Syrphus ribesii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syrphus torvus Osten-Sacken, 1875
Syrphus vitripennis Meigen, 1822
Genus Xanthogramma Schiner, 1860
Xanthogramma laetum (Fabricius, 1794)
Xanthogramma maculipenne Mik, 1887
Xanthogramma pedissequum (Harris[1776])

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