Limnellia Malloch

Costa, Daniel N. R., Savaris, Marcoandre, Marinoni, Luciane & Mathis, Wayne N., 2016, Two new, brachypterous Limnellia species from the Venezuelan Andes (Diptera: Ephydridae), Zootaxa 4144 (3), pp. 301-315: 304

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4144.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B73CFE90-BDF1-47EA-BBD6-52A8DB2B144C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EA2A612C-D03B-1310-FF65-FA6190E50849

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scientific name

Limnellia Malloch
status

 

Key to Neotropical species of Limnellia Malloch 

1. Thorax and abdomen generally shiny black, head yellow or black; wing conspicuously brachypterous ( Figs 7, 8View FIGURES 1 ‒ 8, 7, 28View FIGURES 24 ‒ 29, 36View FIGURES 30 ‒ 37). Ocelli and ocellar setae lacking................................................................................ 2

- Generally dark brown to cinereous species; wing normally developed, maculate; ocelli and ocellar setae evident.......... 3

2. Head shiny black; head and thorax with minute setae; tarsi entirely light brown.............. L. vounitis  Costa, et al. n.sp. 

- Head shiny yellow; setae of head and thorax long, conspicuous; tarsi light brown with apical 2 tarsomeres dark....................................................................................... L. flavifrontis  Costa, et al. n.sp. 

3. Face entirely grayish; tarsi light yellow, contrasting with black tibiae.............................. L. huachuca Mathis 

- Face grayish to brownish, thin gray stripe along oral and lateral margins including antennal fovea, central area brown; tarsi usually dark brown, concolorous with tibiae................................................... L. itatiaia Mathis 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae