Comantella fallei Back

Dennis, D. Steve, Barnes, Jeffrey K. & Knutson, Lloyd, 2008, Pupal cases of Nearctic robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae), Zootaxa 1868 (1), pp. 1-98: 42-43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1868.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038587C9-7446-AA0E-46D2-F924FBF80795

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Comantella fallei Back
status

 

Comantella fallei Back  

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Dennis & Lavigne (1976a) gave a description of a female pupal case of C. fallei Back. That   case, which they deposited in the United States National Museum , is labeled “Pawnee Grassland Pasture Range, Nunn, Colorado; X­11, 1972; S. Dennis Collector. ” This description should include the following: prothoracic spiracle elongate, pointed or tilted posteriorly; abdominal spiracles semi­circular to circular, raised above surface   ,

some pointed or tilted posteriorly; abdominal segment 8 lacking spiracle; abdominal segment 9 with pair of obscure midventral tubercles and darkened area of cuticle on posterior edge.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Comantella