Efferia Coquillett,

Aubrey G. Scarbrough & Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert, 2009, Review of the West Indian species of Efferia Coquillett (Diptera: Asilidae) with 13 new species and checklist: Part II. Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Lesser Antilles including Tobago and Trinid, Zootaxa 1994, pp. 1-66: 46-47

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1455810

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CD2B50-FFC5-676B-0FAC-F89AFA248C9F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Efferia Coquillett
status

 

Key to the females of Efferia Coquillett  of Puerto Rico and Lesser Antilles

1 Palpi mostly pale setose, black setae usually sparse, at most apical 1/4–1/3 black setose........................................... 2 - Palpi mostly black setose, at least apical 1/2 black setose............................................................................................ 3 2 Mystax mostly black; palpi black setose on apical 1/4–1/3; anterior setae as long as scape; sternite 7 mostly brown-

ish-gray tomentose, apically subshiny black; terminalia 5.6 –5.7 mm, 9 times longer than wide medially, spermathecae elongatedly oval, broadly rounded apically ( Figs. 101–102View FIGURES 97–102) ........................................................ forbesi (Curran) - Mystax and palpi mostly pale setose, usually only sparse black setae dorsally and apically; sternite 7 mostly subshiny black, brownish-gray tomentose triangle medially; terminalia 4.0– 7.3 mm, 10.7–11.3 times longer than diameter medially, spermathecae obovate, longer than wide, gradually tapered to pointed apex ( Figs. 120–121) ............... ...................................................................................................................................................... portoricensis (Hine) 3 Post pronotum and postalar callus reddish; femora at least partly reddish; thorax with brownish-yellow tomentum, often bright yellow........................................................................................................................................................ 4 

- Post pronotum and postalar callus black or pale brown; femora entirely black; thorax with yellowish-gray or gray tomentum ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Face, scutum, sternites 1–7, and wide sides of tergites 2–6 golden brownish-yellow tomentose, sides of tergite 7 shiny, atomentose; face, frons, and fore femur mostly or entirely golden yellow setose; palpi with basal 1/4 or more yellow setose; femora brownish-yellow or reddish on basal 1/2 or slightly more, grading to black apically; terminalia 5.0– 5.2 mm, 6.7–9.0 times longer than diameter medially, spermathecae spherical ( Figs. 107–108View FIGURES 103–108); large species, 20.1–22.1 mm long ........................................................................................................................... montensis  sp. nov.

- Face mostly yellowish-gray tomentose, side of face ventrally and area below epistomal margin black tomentose; sternites 1–7 and sides of tergites 2–7 gray tomentose; palpi entirely black setose; femora uniformly red, narrow apex black; terminalia 4.0– 4.5 mm, 6.2–7.2 longer than wide at middle ( Figs. 130–131View FIGURES 130–131); smaller species, 11.3–15.0 mm ............................................................................................................................................................... Efferia  sp.C

5 Mystax with abundant black bristles medially and along epistomal margin; palpi entirely black setose; prothoracic femora with stout bristles ventrally; terminalia 4.0– 4.5 mm, 8.0–9.0 times longer than diameter at middle; spermathecae spherical ( Figs. 114–115View FIGURES 110–115) .............................................................................................. nigrimystacea (Macquart)  - Mystax with several stout black bristles medially, white ventrally and mixed with abundant pale setae; palpi usually with white setae basally; terminalia 4.0– 4.8 mm, 10–11 times longer than diameter medially; spermatheca oval, longer than wide, broadly rounded apically ( Figs. 126–127View FIGURES 122–127) ................................................................. stylata (Fabricius) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae