Oxysarcodexia varia (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: 155

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Oxysarcodexia varia (Walker)
status

 

Oxysarcodexia varia (Walker) 

(Figure 13 a,b,c)

Sarcophaga varia Walker, 1836 

Sarcophaga milleri Johnston and Tiegs, 1922 

Morphological characters. Ground colour black, with bright gold microtrichosity on the parafacials and frontoorbital plate, but silver microtrichosity on the occiput. Gena with setulae only black. Occiput with at least one row of black setulae behind the ocular setae, with setulae only yellow/white ventrally. Prescutellar acrostichal and apical scutellar setae absent or present. Proepisternum bare. Body length 5–10 mm.

Geographical distribution. Australia (Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria)— AUSTRALASIAN/OCEANIAN, NEOTROPICAL.

Biology. Oxysarcodexia varia  has been collected from dung, decayed-carrion baits and carcasses ( Mulieri et al. 2008), and is also proposed to be linked to rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in New Zealand ( Henning et al. 2005). It is one of the dominant flies on Lord Howe Island ( Ferrar et al. 1975).

Taxonomy. This is the only species of this genus known from Australia. DNAAbout DNA barcode sequences of O. varia  have been deposited in both GenBank and the Barcode of Life Database ( BOLD).

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sarcophagidae

Genus

Oxysarcodexia

Loc

Oxysarcodexia varia (Walker)

Dowton, Mark & Pape, Thomas 2013

2013
Loc

Sarcophaga milleri

Johnston and Tiegs 1922

1922
Loc

Sarcophaga varia

Walker 1836

1836