Theischingerus

Wagner, Rüdiger, 2018, Remarkable new Australian mothflies (Diptera, Psychodidae), Zootaxa 4457 (2), pp. 285-295: 289

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.2.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:486B0557-DA8D-4042-A69B-1AAAEFFFE915

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Theischingerus
status

gen. nov.

Genus Theischingerus  gen. nov.

Eutelmatoscopus Satchell, 1953  , Aust. J. Zool., 1: 406. Type-species: T. spiralifer Satchell, 1953  , orig. des. [partim]. (Primarily mentioned as subgenus of Telmatoscopus Eaton 1904  , specified as synonym of Telmatoscopus  s.str. by Duckhouse 1966,

p. 176); raised to genus level by Ježek (2001).

Type species. Telmatoscopus aberrans Tonnoir  (by present designation)

Etymology. Dedication name to honor Prof. Günther Theischinger for his enduring scientific work on the Australian entomofauna. Gender is masculine.

Species included. Theischingerus pruinosus ( Duckhouse, 1966)  comb. nov., (Australia: Australia Capital Territory, Victoria), Theischingerus aberrans ( Tonnoir, 1953)  comb. nov., (Australia: Australia Capital Territory, Tasmania), Theischingerus nivosus ( Duckhouse, 1966)  comb. nov., (Australia: Victoria), Theischingerus imbricatus  spec. nov., (Australia: New South Wales).

Diagnosis. Head with eyebridge, distance between eyes 0.5–2 facet diameters, interocular suture well developed; antenna with scape, pedicel and 14 flagellomeres; scape increasing in width distally, pedicel spherical, flagellomeres bottle-shaped, basal segment with neck as long as bulb, subsequent segments with neck up to twice as long as bulb, all with a pair of digitate ascoids about as long as 2 flagellomeres. Wing with subcostal area broadened, R1 basally with a long digitate flexible scent organ with apical pores, Rs extraordinarily split in R2, R3+4, and R5, i.e. radial fork formed by R3 and R4, only a single vein between radial and medial forks; R5 terminates behind wing tip; CuA and CuP long sinuous. Genitalia with hypandrium medially expanded; aedeagus shorter than the tubular gonocoxites, gonostyli curved; parameral bridge thin, medially extended and apically bilobed; epandrium rectangular, surstyli longer than epandrium with row of lateral setae, apically with a group of more than 10 retinacula; hypoproct large, triangular, epiproct oval, small, both setose.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Psychodidae

Loc

Theischingerus

Wagner, Rüdiger 2018

2018
Loc

Telmatoscopus

Wagner 2018

2018
Loc

Eutelmatoscopus

Satchell 1953

1953
Loc

T. spiralifer

Satchell 1953

1953
Loc

Telmatoscopus Eaton 1904

Eaton. To 1904

1904