Meomyia Evenhuis,

Li, Xuankun & Yeates, David K., 2020, Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini), Zootaxa 4810 (2), pp. 201-243: 203

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4810.2.1

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scientific name

Meomyia Evenhuis
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Key to species of Meomyia Evenhuis 

1. Body with yellowish and black hairs; wing membrane with distinct spots ( Fig. 7dView FIGURE 7)....................................................................................................... Meomyia fasciculata ( Macquart, 1840) 

- Body with white and black hairs; wing membrane without distinct spots ( Figs 2dView FIGURE 2, 4dView FIGURE 4, 9dView FIGURE 9, 11dView FIGURE 11, 13dView FIGURE 13, 16dView FIGURE 16, 19dView FIGURE 19, 22dView FIGURE 22)........ 2

2. Male fore tibia with hair tuft, with or without enlarged setae ( Figs 2eView FIGURE 2, 4eView FIGURE 4, 22eView FIGURE 22)..................................... 3

- Male fore tibia without hair tuft or enlarged setae............................................................ 5

3. Apical outer hair tuft on male fore tibia with only black hairs ( Fig. 2eView FIGURE 2)............... Meomyia albiceps ( Macquart, 1848) 

- Apical outer hair tuft on male fore tibia mostly black, but with a subapical white scale band ( Figs 4eView FIGURE 4, 22eView FIGURE 22)............... 4

4. Male mid tibia without enlarged setae ( Fig. 22fView FIGURE 22).................................... Meomyia vetusta ( Walker, 1849) 

- Male mid tibia with enlarged black setae on inner and outer face ( Fig. 4fView FIGURE 4)........ Meomyia callynthrophora ( Schiner, 1868) 

5. Posterior margin of scutum with a black band, consisting of black hairs ( Figs 19View FIGURE 19 a–i); upper clypeal margin and dorsolateral area of face admixed with some black hairs ( Figs 19View FIGURE 19 g–h); wing membrane slightly infuscated, darker towards wing base, with some unconspicuous markings on base of R 4, apex of cell dm, base of crossvein m-cu, and apex of cell bm ( Fig. 19dView FIGURE 19); male epiphallus short, not modified ( Fig. 20cView FIGURE 20)................................................ Meomyia sericans ( Macquart, 1850) 

- Posterior margin of scutum with or without black band, covered with yellowish hairs; face covered in white hairs, upper clypeal margin and dorsolateral area without black hairs; wing membrane hyaline, without markings ( Figs 9dView FIGURE 9, 11dView FIGURE 11, 13dView FIGURE 13, 16dView FIGURE 16); male epiphallus bifid apically, branch slender and long ( Figs 10cView FIGURE 10, 12cView FIGURE 12, 14cView FIGURE 14, 17cView FIGURE 17)........................................ 6

6. Posterior margin of abdominal tergite 3 with a narrow black band, consisting of scales, hairs and setae ( Fig. 13bView FIGURE 13); posterior area of scutum with some black setae; fore tibia with subapical white scale band ( Fig. 13eView FIGURE 13)....... Meomyia melanocincta  sp. nov.

- Posterior margin of abdominal tergite 3 without black band, tergite 3 covered in white or pale yellow hairs; posterior area of scutum without setae; fore tibia covered in black or brown scales, without subapical white scale band.................. 7

7. Antennal flagellum wide ( Fig. 9cView FIGURE 9); posterior margin of scutellum with pale yellow setae; posterior margin of tergites 3–6 with pale yellow setae; antennal scape with long white hairs, admixed with a few long black hairs........................................................................................................ Meomyia hortorum  sp. nov.

- Antennal flagellum narrow ( Figs 11cView FIGURE 11, 16cView FIGURE 16); posterior margin of scutellum with brownish yellow or black setae; posterior margin of tergites 3–6 with black setae; antennal scape with long black hairs on dorsal half, and long white hairs on ventral half 8

8. Legs mostly brown, except basal half of femora turning black; posterior margin of scutellum with black setae; lateral margin of male gonocoxite strongly curved subapically ( Figs 17View FIGURE 17 a–b); male epiphallus with rounded dorsal branch ( Fig. 17cView FIGURE 17).............................................................................. Meomyia penicillata ( Macquart, 1850) 

- Legs mostly yellow, except tarsi dark brown; posterior margin of scutellum with brownish yellow setae; lateral margin of male gonocoxite nearly straight ( Figs 12View FIGURE 12 a–b); male epiphallus with acute dorsal branch ( Fig. 12cView FIGURE 12)....... Meomyia kochae  sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Bombyliidae