Ophiomyia conspicua (Spencer)

Sasakawa, Mitsuhiro, 2013, Thailand Agromyzidae (Diptera) — 2, Zootaxa 3746 (4), pp. 501-528: 522-523

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3746.4.1

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scientific name

Ophiomyia conspicua (Spencer)
status

 

Ophiomyia conspicua (Spencer) 

Melanagromyza conspicua Spencer, 1961 a: 71  . Ophiomyia conspicua: Spencer, 1977 a: 349  . Ophiomyia joycei Sasakawa, 1963 b: 417  .

Melanagromyza latifrons Garg, 1971: 191  .

Melanagromyza spiniphallata Garg, 1971: 198  .

Material examined. 2 ♂, Loei, Phu Ruea National Park, 17 ˚ 30.128 ´N, 101 ˚ 20.339 ´E, 1233 m a.s.l., 19–26 viii 2006, Malaise trap, Nukoonchai Jaroenchai; 2 ♂, 1 ♀, same locality and collector as above, 17 ˚ 30.502 ´N, 101 ˚ 20.868 ´E, 1343 m, 12–19 ix 2006; 3 ♂, 4 ♀, Chaiyaphum Pa Hin Ngam National Park, 15 ˚ 34.913 ´N, 101 ˚ 25.658 ´E, 444 m a.s.l., 22–28 xi 2006, Malaise trap, Katae Sa-nog & Buakaw Adnafai.

Remarks. This black fly lacks a distinct facial carina and a vibrissal fasciculus in the male. The surstylus bears about 40 spines, the hypandrium has a long basal apodeme (2 / 3 as long as to subequal to length of sidearm) broadened vertically on the basal 1 / 3, and the distiphallus is covered laterally with the large, weakly chitinized lobes which are provided with about 65 strong spines or spinules on one side; the egg-guides bear a serration of about 30 teeth on each ventral margin (Sasakawa 1963 b: fig. 10 a –c). Larva is a stem-miner of Eclipta  and Siegesbeckia  spp. ( Asteraceae  ; Spencer 1990).

Distribution. Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia (Irian Jaya), India, Sri Lanka; Papua New Guinea, Australia, Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Vanuatu, New Caledonia; Japan (Ryukyus).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Ophiomyia