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New records of bee flies (Diptera, Bombyliidae) from Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, Mexico.

Avalos-Hernández O, Kits J, Trujano-Ortega M, García-Vázquez UO, Cano-Santana Z - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Nine of these species are reported for the first time for the country.The modified distributions of species are discussed.The gaps in the distribution of many species suggest an undersampling of this group of insects in the north of Mexico.

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Affiliation: Museo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Apdo. Postal 70-399. México 04510 D.F. México ; Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, México 04510 D.F. México.

ABSTRACT
Forty one new records of species of Bombyliidae are reported for Coahuila in northeastern Mexico. Nine of these species are reported for the first time for the country. The specimens were collected in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin and Sierra La Madera mountains during 2007-2013. The modified distributions of species are discussed. The gaps in the distribution of many species suggest an undersampling of this group of insects in the north of Mexico.

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Field work sites. Cuatro Ciénegas basin is located in Coahuila at northeast of Mexico. Sierra La Madera is located at northwest of the basin.
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Figure 1: Field work sites. Cuatro Ciénegas basin is located in Coahuila at northeast of Mexico. Sierra La Madera is located at northwest of the basin.

Mentions: Beeflies were collected at nine sites from Cuatro Ciénegas Basin and Sierra La Madera within the Municipality of Cuatrociénegas (Figure 1). Abbreviations for study sites (Table 1) are used throughout. Samplings were performed during 2007-2013, using aerial net and a Malaise trap. The Malaise trap had white polyester netting, was square in configuration, 210 cm tall and 120 cm wide and the collecting head located at the top. Trap was set from 9:00 to 17:00 when weather conditions allowed it. To avoid damage to the specimens no killing agent was used, insects were extracted at the end of the day. Specimens were pinned and labeled. Generic identification was carried out under a stereomicroscope according to the keys by Hall (1981b) and Kits et al. (2008). Species were identified by the first and second authors with specialized keys for each genus and comparison with museum specimens, keys used for identification of each genera are specified below. Taxonomic classification and distribution data are based on Evenhuis and Greathead (1999) and host data are based on Hull (1973), if not indicated otherwise. Distribution gaps are suggested as disjunct distribution patterns or the result of under sampling by comparing the location of records in Mexico with those in the southern states of the USA. All specimens are deposited in the Colección Nacional de Insectos (Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; CNIN-IBUNAM).


New records of bee flies (Diptera, Bombyliidae) from Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, Mexico.

Avalos-Hernández O, Kits J, Trujano-Ortega M, García-Vázquez UO, Cano-Santana Z - Zookeys (2014)

Field work sites. Cuatro Ciénegas basin is located in Coahuila at northeast of Mexico. Sierra La Madera is located at northwest of the basin.
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Figure 1: Field work sites. Cuatro Ciénegas basin is located in Coahuila at northeast of Mexico. Sierra La Madera is located at northwest of the basin.
Mentions: Beeflies were collected at nine sites from Cuatro Ciénegas Basin and Sierra La Madera within the Municipality of Cuatrociénegas (Figure 1). Abbreviations for study sites (Table 1) are used throughout. Samplings were performed during 2007-2013, using aerial net and a Malaise trap. The Malaise trap had white polyester netting, was square in configuration, 210 cm tall and 120 cm wide and the collecting head located at the top. Trap was set from 9:00 to 17:00 when weather conditions allowed it. To avoid damage to the specimens no killing agent was used, insects were extracted at the end of the day. Specimens were pinned and labeled. Generic identification was carried out under a stereomicroscope according to the keys by Hall (1981b) and Kits et al. (2008). Species were identified by the first and second authors with specialized keys for each genus and comparison with museum specimens, keys used for identification of each genera are specified below. Taxonomic classification and distribution data are based on Evenhuis and Greathead (1999) and host data are based on Hull (1973), if not indicated otherwise. Distribution gaps are suggested as disjunct distribution patterns or the result of under sampling by comparing the location of records in Mexico with those in the southern states of the USA. All specimens are deposited in the Colección Nacional de Insectos (Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; CNIN-IBUNAM).

Bottom Line: Nine of these species are reported for the first time for the country.The modified distributions of species are discussed.The gaps in the distribution of many species suggest an undersampling of this group of insects in the north of Mexico.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Museo de Zoología, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Apdo. Postal 70-399. México 04510 D.F. México ; Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM Circuito Exterior s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, México 04510 D.F. México.

ABSTRACT
Forty one new records of species of Bombyliidae are reported for Coahuila in northeastern Mexico. Nine of these species are reported for the first time for the country. The specimens were collected in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin and Sierra La Madera mountains during 2007-2013. The modified distributions of species are discussed. The gaps in the distribution of many species suggest an undersampling of this group of insects in the north of Mexico.

No MeSH data available.