Bradysia Winnertz, 1867

Broadley, Adam, Kauschke, Ellen & Mohrig, Werner, 2018, Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) found in association with cultivated plants and mushrooms in Australia, with notes on cosmopolitan pest species and biosecurity interceptions, Zootaxa 4415 (2), pp. 201-242: 204

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4415.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:41DE1572-F169-4177-B375-D806682534F6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DA1B8F1B-E708-FFC2-FF51-F8C9FEA10FF3

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Plazi

scientific name

Bradysia Winnertz, 1867
status

 

Genus Bradysia Winnertz, 1867 

When mounted on slides it is easy to identify specimens as belonging to the genus Bradysia  . The main character is the shape of the tibial organ on the fore tibia, consisting of a comb-like row of bristles on a united base, distinctly separated from the ground hair of the tibia. Additional characters are a 3-segmented palpus with at least 2 bristles on the basal segment, bare posterior wing veins and a rather long R1 (different from Scatopsciara  ). The genus is distributed worldwide in all zoogeographic zones with plant growth and is likely to be the most species-rich sciarid genus of all.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciaridae