Dacus triater,

White, Ian M. & Goodger, Kim F. M., 2009, African Dacus (Diptera: Tephritidae); New Species and Data, with Particular Reference to the Tel Aviv University Collection, Zootaxa 2127, pp. 1-49: 34

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274925

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03933018-FFF1-FF8A-C18B-FBA4FAA81F06

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Plazi

scientific name

Dacus triater
status

 

Group Triater 

This group is now expanded to include D. apostata Hering, 1937  and D. nigriscutatus White, 2006  ; this removes the Apostata  group name from the classification. White (2006) separated the Apostata  and Triater  groups by the presence or absence of a pecten. The strong similarity of D. pseudapostata  sp.n. to D. apostata  , from which it differs in the absence of a pecten, indicates that these two groups are inseparable. Additionally, known hosts of both groups are Zehneria  spp. ( Cucurbitaceae  ) ( White 2006), and Virgilio et al. (in press) found that DNA studies muddled representatives of both groups into a single well defined clade.

DNA

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Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Lauxaniidae

Genus

Dacus