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Resolving the taxonomy of the Merodon dobrogensis species subgroup (Diptera: Syrphidae), with the description of a new species

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 December 2019

Ljiljana Šašić Zorić
Affiliation:
BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad, Dr Zorana Đinđića 1, 21000Novi Sad, Serbia
Jelena Ačanski
Affiliation:
BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad, Dr Zorana Đinđića 1, 21000Novi Sad, Serbia
Ante Vujić
Affiliation:
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000Novi Sad, Serbia
Gunilla Ståhls
Affiliation:
Zoology Unit, Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, PO Box 17, 00014Helsinki, Finland
Mihajla Djan
Affiliation:
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000Novi Sad, Serbia
Snežana Radenković
Affiliation:
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000Novi Sad, Serbia
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Abstract

The taxonomy of Merodon dobrogensis Bradescu, 1982 (Diptera: Syrphidae) species subgroup was reviewed. Multiple data sources (morphology, geometric morphometry of wings and surstylus, molecular data, and distributional data) were used to investigate the species subgroup in the manner of integrative taxonomy. Merodon dobrogensis Bradescu, 1982 and M. puniceus Vujić, Radenković, and Pérez-Bañón, 2011 are supported as distinct species belonging to the M. dobrogensis species complex within the M. dobrogensis species subgroup. Additionally, evidence is presented for the description of a new species, M. rojoi Radenković and Vujić new species, with a distribution in mainland Greece, the Greek island Euboea, and the Peloponnese. A short diagnosis is provided for the M. aureus species group, the M. dobrogensis species subgroup, and the newly defined M. dobrogensis species complex, in addition to a description of the new species, with drawings and photographs of adult morphology.

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