Mimocalla Hull, 1943

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian, 2018, Unraveling Ocyptamus and the Baccha legacy (Diptera: Syrphidae): redefinition of groups and new species descriptions, Zootaxa 4461 (1), pp. 1-44: 9-10

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scientific name

Mimocalla Hull, 1943
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Genus Mimocalla Hull, 1943  stat. rev.

Figs 1 View Figure , 72, 74, 76 View Figure .

Mimocalla Hull, 1943b: 46  , as a subgenus of Baccha  . Type species: Baccha capitata Loew, 1863  (original designation). Ocyptamus capitatus  species group. Thompson (1981).

Ocyptamus  ( Mimocalla  ). Thompson & Zumbado (2000), Mengual et al. (2012).

Diagnosis. Sinuate vein R4+5 and sigmoid vein M1. Strongly petiolate abdomen. Enlarged male genitalia including a modified 4th sternum. Frons usually prominent and antenna short. Metacoxa and metatrochanter with thick and dense pile.

Biology. Immatures of the genus Mimocalla  feed on scale insects ( Hemiptera  : Coccidae  and Diaspididae  ) and whiteflies ( Hemiptera  : Aleyrodidae  ) (Thompson & Zumbado 2000; Rojo et al. 2003).

Comments. One of the largest syrphine flies, this genus can be recognized by the distinct sinuous R4+5 and M1 veins plus the dense pile on the metacoxa and metatrochanter.

Species list (7): M. bonariensis ( Bréthes, 1905)  , M. capitata ( Loew, 1863)  , M. erebus ( Hull, 1943e)  , M. gigantea ( Schiner, 1868)  , M. nymphaea ( Hull, 1943f)  , M. tristani (Zumbado in Thompson & Zumbado, 2000)  , M. willistoni (Thompson in Thompson et al., 1976)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Diptera (awaiting allocation)

Loc

Mimocalla Hull, 1943

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian 2018

2018
Loc

Mimocalla

Hull, 1943b : 46