Ophiomyia phalloides Sasakawa

Sasakawa, Mitsuhiro, 2013, Thailand Agromyzidae (Diptera) — 2, Zootaxa 3746 (4), pp. 501-528: 525

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ophiomyia phalloides Sasakawa
status

 

Ophiomyia phalloides Sasakawa 

Ophiomyia phalloides Sasakawa, 2004: 87  .

Material examined. 16 ♂, 3 ♀, loei, Phu Ruea National Park, 17 ˚ 30.502 ´N, 101 ˚ 20.868 ´E, 1343 m a.s.l., 5–12 & 12–19 ix 2006 and 17 ˚ 30.740 ´N, 101 ˚ 20.650 ´E, 1353 m, 5–12 & 19–26 ix 2006, Malaise trap, Nukoonchai Jaroenchai.

Remarks. This species lacks a distinct facial carina and a vibrissal fasciculus in the male, but the male and female genitalia are strikingly distinctive (Sasakawa 2004: figs 5–10). It has previously been known only from Vanuatu. Although few specimens collected in Thailand have a metallic sheen on the mesoscutum and abdomen, their male and female genitalia are quite identical with those of the type specimens from Vanuatu. New records of this species from Thailand indicates the unusually wide distribution at present.

Distribution. Vanuatu, Thailand (new record).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Ophiomyia