Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Empididae ID? (South Korea)--> Empis(Xanthempis) sp.

Posted by wonwoong on 05-06-2020 15:57
#1

I want to ask ID of this Empididae. It flew to a light trap 1 hours after sunset. The light trap was conducted near deciduous forest at May 30, 2020.
I am thinking of Empis(Xantempis) sp. but not sure. Any kind of help is appreciated!

Edited by wonwoong on 14-06-2020 06:18

Posted by wonwoong on 05-06-2020 16:06
#2

Lateral shot

Posted by Iain MacGowan on 05-06-2020 18:36
#3

Empis (Xanthempis) stercorea

Posted by wonwoong on 06-06-2020 09:16
#4

Thank you very much! It's really good to have an ID for the species level :)

Posted by Paul Beuk on 12-06-2020 13:26
#5

Not stercorea from Korea, subgenus is okay.

Posted by Paul Beuk on 12-06-2020 13:37
#6

Probably an undrescribed species. The South Korean (and other Eastern Asian) species were revised here and there is only one species (sesqueta) with median vitta and paramedian short fasciae/spots. However, the shape of the paramedian fasciae/spots is different as is the shape of the genitalia.

Posted by wonwoong on 14-06-2020 06:18
#7

Thanks for the link to the paper! I'll change the title to Empis(Xanthempis) sp.
I think there has to be more research conducted on Empididae in S.Korea...Though it's a diverse taxon, we only have few species listed in S. Korea yet.