Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya Tsacas & Rafael, 1982

Yassin, Amir, Suwalski, Arnaud & Raveloson Ravaomanarivo, Lala H., 2019, Resolving the synonymy and polyphyly of the ‘ Drosophila bakoue species complex’ (Diptera: Drosophilidae: ‘ D. montium species group’) with descriptions of two new species from Madagascar, European Journal of Taxonomy 532, pp. 1-26: 13-14

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.532

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Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya Tsacas & Rafael, 1982
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Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya Tsacas & Rafael, 1982 

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Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya Tsacas & Rafael, 1982: 86  .

Diagnosis

Male and female body pigmentation including halters and legs yellow ( Fig. 4View Fig C–D); male abdominal tergites T2, T5 and T6 completely black; T3 and T4 with a broad black stripes not expanding towards the margins ( Fig. 4CView Fig); dorsalmost surstylus prensiseta on the same axis with remaining prensisetae; hypandrial median process strongly pointed; aedeagus spatulate ( Fig. 5BView Fig); female T2 almost entirely black, T3 and T4 with a broad black stripe and an expanding grayish area on the margin, T5 with a black stripe but no grayish area ( Fig. 4BView Fig); oviscapt fourth posterior peg-like outer ovisensillum on the same axis with the third and fifth ovisensilla ( Fig. 6CView Fig), with anterior ovisensilla short and thick ( Fig. 6DView Fig).

Type material

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; Antananarivo, Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza ; 18°55′ S, 47°31′ E; Sep. 1980; D. Lachaise leg.; MNHN.GoogleMaps 

Other material examined

MADAGASCAR • 5 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀; Andasibe ; 17°20′ S, 48°54′ E; 16–17 Feb. 2008 (ex-laboratory strain Jul. 2014); J.R. David & A. Yassin leg.; ZUACGoogleMaps  .

Description

As in Tsacas & Rafael (1982).

Distribution

Madagascar (endemic).

Remarks

The species was described from a laboratory strain collected from the Tsimbazaza Botanical Park in Antananarivo in 1980. With Jean R. David and Vincent Debat, we collected it in 2008 and 2010 from Andasibe, Mandraka and Ranomafana. Rafael (1984) showed that D. malagassya  crossed readily with a Cameroonian strain attributed to D. bakoue  , producing sterile F 1 males and females, and to a lesser degree with D. tsacasi  , producing a few or unviable F1 flies. David et al. (2014) suggested the presence of D. malagassya  on the island of Mayotte ( Comoros archipelago), but the Mayotte strain turned out to be D. seguyi  . The females of D. malagassya  have two color morphs ( Yassin et al. 2016).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZUAC

University of Antananarivo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Drosophilidae

Genus

Drosophila

Loc

Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya Tsacas & Rafael, 1982

Yassin, Amir, Suwalski, Arnaud & Raveloson Ravaomanarivo, Lala H. 2019
2019
Loc

Drosophila (Sophophora) malagassya

Tsacas & Rafael 1982: 86
1982