Meroplius

Ozerov, A. L., 2018, Contribution to the fauna of the genus Meroplius Rondani, 1874 (Diptera, Sepsidae) of the Australasian / Oceanian region, Zootaxa 4438 (1), pp. 195-200: 199

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.1.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:744971F2-212E-43DE-8527-E838B1C0D15D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EA7C87BE-F233-FFB5-FF35-00E9E0A0FEF6

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Plazi

scientific name

Meroplius
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Key to species of the genus Meroplius  of the Australasian/Oceanian Region

1. Surstylus with two median projections ( Fig. 7 View Figure ). Male fore femur with two black spines ventrally, distal spine straight ( Fig. 2 View Figure ). Male abdominal sternite 4 as in Fig. 4 View Figure ................................................................................................................ M. timikana  sp. nov.

- Surstylus simple, without median projections ( Figs 5 View Figure , 13 View Figure ). Male fore femur with two black spines ventrally, distal spine forms an acute angle to femur ( Fig. 1 View Figure ) or nearly parallel with femur ( Figs 9, 10 View Figure ) ........................................................................................... 2

2. Distal spine of male fore femur forms an acute angle to femur ( Fig. 1 View Figure ). Male abdominal sternite 4 without strong setae anteriorly ( Fig. 3 View Figure ) ........................................................................................................................................................ M. fasciculatus (Brunetti) 

- Distal spine of male fore femur nearly parallel with femur ( Figs 9, 10 View Figure ). Male abdominal sternite 4 with strong setae anteriorly ( Fig. 11 View Figure ) ................................................................................................................................................................ M. wallacei Iwasa 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sepsidae