Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) misera Walker

Dowton, Mark & Pape, Thomas, 2013, A key to the Australian Sarcophagidae (Diptera) with special emphasis on Sarcophaga (sensu lato), Zootaxa 3680 (1), pp. 148-189: 162

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3680.1.11

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2B8B0701-9452-4278-A029-F527F760F6A8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0386C724-E265-FFBB-228F-C618FD2EA7FF

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) misera Walker
status

 

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) misera Walker 

(Figure 36 a,b,c)

Sarcophaga misera Walker, 1849 

Sarcophaga gamma Johnston and Tiegs, 1921  Sarcophaga brunneopalpis Johnston and Tiegs, 1922 

Morphological characters. Gena with setulae only or mostly yellow/white. Generally, occiput with setulae only yellow/white. However, some males have at least one row of black setulae behind the ocular setae, with setulae only yellow/white ventrally. Prescutellar acrostichal setae present. Proepisternum bare and males with long setulae on the hind tibia. 1 st and 2 nd abdominal sternites with short setulae in females. Body length 10–15 mm.

Geographical distribution. Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia)—AUSTRALASIAN/OCEANIAN, ORIENTAL, PALAEARCTIC.

Biology. Sarcophaga misera  has been caught at decayed-carrion baits (by KAM), human faeces, carcasses and dead fish ( Das & Dasgupta 1982; Pérez-Moreno et al. 2006). This species has been documented as one of Queensland’s sheep myiasis flies ( Tryon 1917; referred to as Sarcophaga frontalis  ) and as a predator of the snail Indoplanorbis exustus ( Parashar et al. 1997)  .

Taxonomy. The third-instar larva was described by Ishijima (1967). DNAAbout DNA barcode sequences of S. misera  have been deposited in both GenBank and BOLD.

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sarcophagidae

Genus

Sarcophaga

Loc

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) misera Walker

Dowton, Mark & Pape, Thomas 2013

2013
Loc

Sarcophaga brunneopalpis

Johnston and Tiegs 1922

1922
Loc

Sarcophaga gamma

Johnston and Tiegs 1921

1921
Loc

Sarcophaga misera

Walker 1849

1849