Antennardia Mamaev, 1993

Jaschhof, Mathias & Jaschhof, Catrin, 2020, An update of Micromyinae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) taxonomy, with descriptions of a new genus and 13 new species from Northern Europe, Zootaxa 4750 (3), pp. 349-369: 350

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Antennardia Mamaev, 1993


Antennardia Mamaev, 1993 

Mamaev (1993) introduced Antennardia  as a new, monotypic genus within his Xylopriona Kieffer  group of genera, a taxonomic entity nearly equivalent to the tribe Micromyini  excluding the genus Monardia Kieffer  (e.g. Jaschhof 1998; Jaschhof & Jaschhof 2009). Beginning with Jaschhof (1998), we have used Antennardia  as a subgenus within a broad concept of Monardia  , with the intention of stressing the general similarity of Monardia  -like micromyines (i.e. Antennardia  , Monardia  s. str., Trichopteromyia Williston, and Xylopriona  ) as opposed to genera as dissimilar as Anodontoceras Yukawa  , Micromyia Rondani  , Polyardis Pritchard  , and Pseudoperomyia Jaschhof & Hippa. Our  decision here to restore the generic rank of Antennardia  is to recognize its undeniably monophyletic origin, whereas Monardia  s. str., Trichopteromyia and Xylopriona  as currently defined are unlikely to be natural groups. The monophyly of Antennardia  is supported by various adult characters, such as the conspicuously shortened ovipositor ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1–4), the apically rounded (not pointed) tegmen, and the strongly protruding dorsal gonocoxal bridge ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1–4). In addition to the three species previously classified in this genus, a new Antennardia  is described below based on characters of both sexes.