Toxomerus funestus (Doesburg)

Mengual, Ximo, 2011, Black-tie dress code: two new species of the genus Toxomerus (Diptera, Syrphidae), ZooKeys 140, pp. 1-26: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.140.1930

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:80638044-3BF5-4EDC-9E07-D000DE4ABC25

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8989BF84-AB77-CAB9-429F-AFC86694ACE3

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scientific name

Toxomerus funestus (Doesburg)
status

 

Toxomerus funestus (Doesburg) 

Mesograpta funesta  Doesburg 1966: 65. Type locality: Surinam, Zanderij [HT ♀, RMNH].

Differential diagnosis.

The female holotype has yellow face with a medial broad black vitta continuing until the vertex, surrounding antennal bases. Scutum black with three broad blue-steel pollinose vittae divided by two submedial brown-bronze pollinose vittae. Pro- and mesofemora entirely yellow, katepisternal yellow macula reduced, as broad as anepisternal yellow vitta, as wide as or narrower than mesofemur. Wing partly bare basally. Abdomen entirely black with terga 2 to 5 with a medial black pollinose vitta and two submedial triangular macula of black pollen.

Toxomerus funestus  is a very distinct species with a unique abdominal and scutal patterns, and pro- and mesolegs yellows except coxae, trochanters and femora basally brown.

Length:

body, 7.2 mm; wing, 5.4 mm.

Distribution.

Surinam, Brazil.

Material examined.

♀ holotype.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Toxomerus

Loc

Toxomerus funestus (Doesburg)

Mengual, Ximo 2011

2011
Loc

Mesograpta funesta

Loew 1872

1872