Ontomyia

Torsten Dikow & Jason G. H. Londt, 2000, A review of the genera Anasillomos Londt, 1983, Oratostylum Ricardo, 1925, and Remotomyia Londt, 1983, with description of a new genus and two new species (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae), Ann. Natal Mus. 41, pp. 107-121: 111

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.11581

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ontomyia
status

gen. n.

Ontomyia  gen. n.

Etymology: Gr. Ontos = that which has existence; myia = fly.

Type species: Oratostylum ricardoi  (Londt, 1985), comb. n., by present designation. Generic diagnosis:

Antennal style composed of 2 elements, one basal segment and a terminal ‘seta-like’ sensory element (Figs 17-18) (the length of the basal segment is variable, being neither cylindrical and distinct as in other mentioned genera nor merely a pit enclosing a ‘seta-like’ sensory element as in Microstylum  ); postpedicel as in Figs 17-18, longer than scape and pedicel combined; palpi less than half as long as proboscis, proboscis strong and long; facial swelling pronounced in lower and upper parts; proepisternal setae weak, pronotal setae well-developed and strong; basal postpronotal setae strong; dorsocentral setae well-developed, 2-4 pairs anterior of transverse suture; metathoracic coxae with row of 3-6 distinct macrosetae; cell r 5 open; cell m 3 closed with a short stalk; T1-4 with strong dorsolateral macrosetae (in groups of 2-6); T6-7 with weak and erect setae in 9 ; T8 nearly as long as T7 in F; _ terminalia bulbous, epandrium laterally expanded, gonocoxites of complex shape, hypandrium triangular without a distal projection. Note: Female (Figs 5-7) and male (Figs 2-4) terminalia of type species as illustrated.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae