Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010

Whitworth, Terry, 2014, A revision of the Neotropical species of Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Zootaxa 3810 (1), pp. 1-76 : 30

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Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010


6. Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010 View in CoL

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Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010: 22 View in CoL View Cited Treatment . Holotype male (USNM, examined) Type locality: West Indies   GoogleMaps , Dominica, St Andrew Parish, near Calibishe, 15°35'28"N 61°20'09"W.

Lucilia fayeae: Kosmann et al. 2013: 77 View in CoL .

Diagnosis. Known only from four islands in the West Indies. Setae below and behind strong postocular row pale and weak. Presutural area of thorax with heavy microtomentum. Rear one-third to half of T4 and all of T5 of abdomen polished. Male, surstylus medium length, narrower at base with distal half expanded ( Whitworth 2010, figs. 44, 45).

Description. See Whitworth (2010) for details of characters and figures of character states for this species.

Specimens barcoded. 9 females [BNNR032, 034, 057, 058, 129–133], Dominica, West Indies: St Andrew Parish, near Calibishe , 15°35'28"N 61°20'09"W, March 17, 2009, trap baited with dead fish, T.L. Whitworth ( TW) GoogleMaps . 5 females [BNNR060, 061, 126–128], Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Univ. of Puerto Rico campus, 18°13' 16"N 67° 08' 74"W, 3 March, 2009, T.L. Whitworth ( TW) .

Distribution. Known only from Dominica, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, and Saint Lucia in the West Indies. Likely occurs on some other islands in the region.

Discussion. Fourteen specimens were barcoded from the West Indies islands of Dominica and Puerto Rico. Interestingly, the Dominica specimens grouped with two separate L. eximia clusters, while five specimens from Puerto Rico formed a discreet group separate from L. eximia . A few other specimens of L. fayeae were scattered in a variety of locations in the tree. (Table 3).The Dominica specimens were re-examined and they are clearly L. fayeae and distinct from L. eximia . The most obvious difference is the upper and lower calypters are dark in both sexes of L. fayeae , while in L. eximia the upper calypter is pale in both sexes, the lower calypter is dark in males and pale in females. Male genitalia are also distinctly different, see figs. 42–45 Whitworth (2010).














Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010

Whitworth, Terry 2014

Lucilia fayeae:

Kosmann, C. & Mello, R. P. de & Harterreiten-Souza, E. S. & Pujol-Luz, J. R. 2013: 77

Lucilia fayeae Whitworth, 2010: 22

Whitworth, T. L. 2010: 22
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