Drosophila montium

Schiffer, Michele & Mcevey, Shane F., 2006, Drosophila bunnanda— a new species from northern Australia with notes on other Australian members of the montium subgroup (Diptera: Drosophilidae), Zootaxa 1333, pp. 1-23: 14-15

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10.5281/zenodo.174253

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Drosophila montium
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Key to males of Australian Drosophila montium  subgroup species

Keys to the Australian genera of Drosophilidae  and many species have been given by Bock (1976, 1982). Australian species of the montium  subgroup key to Bock’s (1982) couplet 27.

1 Abdomen blackened apically .............................................................. sp cf. jambulina 

- Abdomen tan apically, not distinctly blackened .......................................................... 2

2 Secondary clasper of male external genitalia with 3 medial black bristles .................... ....................................................................................................... birchii  , dominicana  *

- Secondary clasper of male external genitalia with 2 medial black bristles ................. 3

3 Ventral medial bristle on secondary clasper appreciably smaller than dorsal bristle; caudal margin of novasternum strongly convex, with a pair of long, close submedian spines; basal teeth of the proximal sex comb not tightly appressed ................ kikkawai 

- Medial bristles on secondary clasper subequal; caudal margin of novasternum not strongly convex, with a pair of short, close submedian spines; basal teeth of the proximal sex comb tightly appressed ( Figs. 3View FIGURES 1 – 6, 10View FIGURES 7 – 13) .............................................................. 4

4 Primary clasper (surstylus) with short stout bristles ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 6). Cercus entirely light tan. ............................................................................................................................. serrata 

- Primary clasper with robust coarse bristles ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 7 – 13). Cercus light tan ventrally and dark tan along dorsomedial margin ................................................................... bunnanda  **