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Sepsis violacea Meigen, 1826


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Sepsis violacea. Male alcohol-vouchered specimen.

Deposited at:  Evolutionary Biology Laboratory, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Yuchen Ang
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Diagnosis Image

Diagnostic illustrations for adults

Adapted from:

Pont AC & Meier R (2002). The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe. Brill: 1-188.

In the group of species related topunctum (basal medial cell mainly or wholly devoid of microtrichiae, male forefemur with a spinose tubercle at about apical quarter), adult violacea can be recognised by the pattern of pruinosity on anepimeron and by the form of the male surstylus which is relatively slender and has long setae along inner margin.


Pont AC & Meier R (2002). The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe. Brill: 1-188.

Taxonomy Information


Sepsidae: Sepsinae: "Higher sepsids": Sepsis


SEPSIS VIOLACEA Meigen 1826. Germany (?): Exact locality not stated [probably GERMANY: Stolberg]. Lectotype ♂, in Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.

fuscipes von Roser 1840. Germany(?): Exact locality not stated [GERMANY, probably Württemberg]. Syntypes ♂♂, in Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart, Germany.

uncta Becker 1913. Iran: Chorâsâan, Gerri-schotur. Holotype ♂, in Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.

ciliforceps Duda 1926. Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Tunisia: AUSTRIA (Tirol), DENMARK, HUNGARY, POLAND, RUSSIA (Siberia), TUNISIA. Syntypes ♂♂ and ♀♀, in Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt- Universität, Berlin, Germany, Magyar Természettudomanyi Museum Allattara, Budapest, Hungary , and Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

schineri Duda 1926. Austria(?): not stated [probably AUSTRIA]. Syntypes ♂♂ and ♀♀, in Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.


Ozerov 2005, World Catalogue of the Family Sepsidae (Insecta: Diptera), Zoologicheskie issledovania 8.


Palaearctic (Asia): Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Israel, Japan (Hokkaido Is.), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia (Altay, Amurskaya Oblast’, Chelyabinskaya Oblast’, Chitinskaya Oblast’, Irkutskaya Oblast’, Kemerovskaya Oblast’, Krasnoyarskiy Kray, Novosibirskaya Oblast’, Omskaya Oblast’, Primorskiy Kray, Sakha, Sakhalinskaya Oblast’, Sverdlovskaya Oblast’, Tomskaya Oblast’, Tyumenskaya Oblast’), Tadzhikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Palaearctic (Europe): Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (incl. Corsica Is.), Germany, UK, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Alania, Arkhangel’skaya Oblast’, Bashkortostan, Belgorodskaya Oblast’, Bryanskaya Oblast’, Dagestan, Ivanovskaya Oblast’, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kaluzhskaya Oblast’, Komi, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Kurskaya Oblast’, Leningradskaya Oblast’, Lipetskaya Oblast’, Mordovia, Moskovskaya Oblast’, Murmanskaya Oblast’, Novgorodskaya Oblast’, Orenburgskaya Oblast’, Penzenskaya Oblast’, Pskovskaya Oblast’, Ryazanskaya Oblast’, Samarskaya Oblast’, Saratovskaya Oblast’, Stavropol’skiy Kray Tambovskaya Oblast’, Tverskaya Oblast’, Udmurtia, Ul’yanovskaya Oblast’, Volgogradskaya Oblast’, Voronezhskaya Oblast’, Yaroslavskaya Oblast’), Slovakia, Spain (incl. Balearic Is), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, former Yugoslavia.

Palaearctic (North Africa): Morocco, Tunisia.


Ozerov 2005, World Catalogue of the Family Sepsidae (Insecta: Diptera), Zoologicheskie issledovania 8.