Peckia (Euboettcheria) percussa (Lopes)

Buenaventura, Eliana & Pape, Thomas, 2013, <strong> Revision of the New World genus <em> Peckia </ em> Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) </ strong>, Zootaxa 3622 (1), pp. 1-87 : 32-33

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Peckia (Euboettcheria) percussa (Lopes)


Peckia (Euboettcheria) percussa (Lopes)

( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 31–40. 31–32 ) (figs. 6–8 in Lopes 1938a)

Sarcophaga percussa Lopes, 1938a: 337 View in CoL . Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Holotype male, in MNRJ (examined).

Description. Male. Head. Ocellar setae equal to or shorter than postoculars. Outer vertical seta of same size as postoculars. Black orbital setae. Four frontal setae situated below the dorsal limit of the lunule. Genal setae black anteriorly, yellow or white posteriorly. First row of occipital setae black, others yellow. Thorax. Chaetotaxy: acrostichals = 0 + 1, dorsocentrals = 0 + 3 (anterior one shorter), intra-alars = 1 + 2 (anterior one shorter), supraalars = 2 + 3, basal scutellars = 4. Prosternum and posterior surface of hind coxa with black setae. Three katepisternal setae. Postalar wall with only black setae. Lower calypter with a central dark spot and a fringe of long hair-like setae along outer margin, extending almost to its posterior margin. Mid femur with a ctenidium. Anterodorsal surface of mid tibia with 1 median and 1 apical seta. Hind femur with a row of ventral setae. Hind tibia antero-dorsally with 1 seta in the basal third, 1 in the middle third and 1 preapical. Abdomen. Postero-ventral seams between T3/T4 and T4/T5 parallel. Microtrichosity of the abdomen laterally golden. ST1+3 with only black hair-like setae. Three lateral setae on each side of T4. T5 with golden microtrichosity. Terminalia. ST5 orange. Medial margin of ST5 ∩-shaped. Inner margins of ST5 arms straight, with long hair-like setae posteriorly. Syntergosternite 7+8 longer than high in lateral view, orange, with golden microtrichosity. Epandrium bright orange. Cercus orange proximally and brown or dark brown distally. Dorsal margin of cercus curved in lateral view, with a dorsal preapical projection with short, robust setae with the true (ventral) apex smooth without setae. Cercus with setae on dorsal surface distributed medially. Surstylus orange, finger-shaped with anterior margin slightly projected towards the anterior body region, with a rounded apex. Pregonite tongue-shaped, curved in lateral view, with a rounded apex. Postgonite elongated, with a hooked apex. Basi- and distiphallus connected by a desclerotized strip. Distiphallus approximately as long as cercus. Juxta without demarcated connection with the phallic tube. Juxta sclerotized and composed of one long plate without juxtal lateral plate and juxtal horns. Juxta with the lateral edges folded ventrally, resembling an equibroad tube. Distiphallus with a pair of lateral styli separated, each with a longitudinal cleft. Short vesica composed of one entire plate without demarcated connection with the distiphallus.

Distribution. NEOTROPICAL— Dominica, Haiti.

Material examined. Dominica: 1 male, San Cristobal , 28.v.1967, E. DeJ. Marcano F. ( USNM) . Haiti: 1 male, Carrefour , 08.iv.1922 ( ZMUC) ; 1 male ( Sarcophaga percussa Lopes, 1938 , holotype), Port-au-Prince ( MNRJ) ; 1 male, Departement du Sud , Ville Formon , 31km NW Les Cayes, S slope Morne Formon, Masiffe de La Hotte, 18°20'N 74°01'W, 1405m, 07–08.ix.1995, R. Davidson, G. Onore & J. Rawlins ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps .


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History


Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen


Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro














Peckia (Euboettcheria) percussa (Lopes)

Buenaventura, Eliana & Pape, Thomas 2013

Sarcophaga percussa

Lopes, H. S. 1938: 337
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