Sepsis orthocnemis
Frey 1908
Specimen, Male
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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 orthocnemis can be recognised by the pattern of pruinosity on anepimeron, where a diagonal line separates the pruinose and shining areas, and in the male by the presence of two ventrally-directed and usually diverging spinules in apical third of fore femur.



(From Ozerov, 2005)
orthocnemis Frey, 1908: 583 (Sepsis). Type locality: Kangasala (FINLAND); Lectotype ♂, by designation of Pont in Pont and Meier, 2002: 176, in ZMUH.

(From Pont & Meier, 2002)
Sepsis orthocnemis: Frey described orthocnemis from both sexes, with the comment ‘wahrscheinlich ist diese Art ober ganz Finnland verbreitet’. It is now neither practical nor worthwhile to pinpoint his entire type-series, and for present purposes Pont regards as syntypes only those Finnish specimens in UZMH (University Zoological Museum, Helsinki, Finland) that are labelled by Frey himself as ‘types’.
A ♂ from Ta, Kangasala, R. Frey, seen by Pont, has been labelled and is herewith designated as lectotype; it is in excellent condition. Paralectotypes labelled by Pont are as follows (all in University Zoological Museum, Helsinki, Finland): one ♂, Ta, Birkkala, R. Frey; one ♂,Ib, Maaninga, Lundström; one ♂, Ks, Kuusamo, Mäklin; one ♂, Al, Saltvik, R. Frey; one ♀, Al, Sund, R. Frey. All these specimens are conspeci?c and belong to orthocnemis as currently understood.
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(From Ozerov, 2005) - World Distribution
Oriental. ― Pakistan. Palaearctic. ― Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Republic of Georgia, Russia (Altay, Amurskaya Oblast’, Chelyabinskaya Oblast’, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Irkutskaya Oblast’, Kamchatskaya Oblast’, Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Magadanskaya Oblast’, Novosibirskaya Oblast’, Sakha, Tomskaya Oblast’, Tyumenskaya Oblast’), Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; Europe: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (incl. Corsica I.), Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia (Alania, Arkhangel’skaya Oblast’, Belgorodskaya Oblast’, Bryanskaya Oblast’, Ivanovskaya Oblast’, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Leningradskaya Oblast’, Lipetskaya Oblast’, Moskovskaya Oblast’, Murmanskaya Oblast’, Novgorodskaya Oblast’, Pskovskaya Oblast’, Ryazanskaya Oblast’, Samarskaya Oblast’, Saratovskaya Oblast’, Smolenskaya Oblast’, Stavropol’skiy Kray, Vladimirskaya Oblast’, Volgogradskaya Oblast’, Yaroslavskaya Oblast’), Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Sweden, Switzerland, former Yugoslavia; North Africa: Algeria.

(From Pont & Meier, 2002) - With focus on European Distribution
Common and widespread in Fennoscandia. Denmark: all provinces (e.g. Hammer, 1941: passim; Lyneborg, 1965: 231). Norway: østfold and A to Finnmark (e.g. Hennig, 1949: 78). Sweden: Skåne to Torne Lappmark (e.g. Ringdahl, 1954: 231). Finland: Al and Regio aboensis to Li (Frey, 1908: 583; Hedström, 1964: 81). Also in the adjacent parts of Russia. Throughout Europe, North Africa (Algeria), through the Middle East to Afghanistan (Zuska and Pont, 1984: 162), and through Russia to the Far East province (Ozerov, 1989: 844; 1999: 570). Oriental: Pakistan (Iwasa, 1989: 55). Records are from mid May to early September in the north, and March to October in the south. The species is most abundant in early spring and autumn.


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