Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) albiceps Meigen

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: 161-162

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-E266-FFBB-228F-C351FC26A112

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) albiceps Meigen
status

 

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) albiceps Meigen 

(Figure 35 a,b,c)

Sarcophaga albiceps Meigen, 1826 

Morphological characters. Gena with setulae a mix of black and yellow/white. Occiput with 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 (Queensland)—AUSTRALASIAN/OCEANIAN, ORIENTAL, PALAE ARCTIC.

Biology. Sarcophaga albiceps  breeds in decaying organic matter and has been observed to larviposit on mutton in India and fish in Pakistan ( Shazia et al. 2006; Singh & Bharti 2008). Similar observations have been made of this species breeding in faeces in the presence of carrion in Thailand ( Bänziger & Pape 2004). Sarcophaga albiceps  has also been documented causing cutaneous myiasis of buffalo, cows and humans ( Castro et al. 2010). Larvae of S. albiceps  are facultative predators of a variety of lepidopteran pupae and hymenopteran larvae.

Taxonomy. The third-instar larva was described by Ishijima (1967).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sarcophagidae

Genus

Sarcophaga

Loc

Sarcophaga (Parasarcophaga) albiceps Meigen

Dowton, Mark & Pape, Thomas 2013

2013
Loc

Sarcophaga albiceps

Meigen 1826

1826