Orygma luctuosum
Meigen 1830
Specimen, Male
Label Info

Published Illustrations (click to enlarge):
Illustrations extracted from:
Pont, A. C. and R. Meier (2002). The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe. Brill: 188-188.
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Diagnosis (From Pont & Meier, 2002):

Adult Orygma can be distinguished by a number of characters, such as the large bristly appearance; small eye ; 2 frontal and 1 orbital setae, all strong; well-developed palpus; 3 stout dorsocentrals; or densely haired anepimeron, anepisternum and katepisternum.



(From Ozerov, 2005)
luctuosum Meigen, 1830: 6 ( Orygma). Type locality: not given [probably GREAT BRITAIN: England]; Holotype ♂, in MNHNP.

fucicola Doumerc, 1833: 93 (Psalidomyia). Type locality: Dieppe (FRANCE); Syntypes ♂♂ and ♀ ♀, presumed destroyed.

salsa Johnson, 1922: 22 (Eugenacephala). Type locality: Essex (USA: Massachusetts); Holotype ♂, in BSNH.

ruficeps Curran, 1925: 25 (Eugenacephala). Type locality: Natashquan (CANADA: Labrador); Holotype ♂, in CNCI.

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(From Ozerov, 2005) - World Distribution
Nearctic. ― Canada (Labrador, New Brunswick), Greenland, USA (Massachusetts). Palaearctic. ― Europe: Belgium, Denmark (incl. Faroe Is), France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia (Arkhangel’skaya Oblast’, Karelia, Murmanskaya Oblast’), Sweden.



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