Melaloncha sinistra, Borgmeier, 1971

Brown, Brian V., 2006, Revision of the untreated taxa of Melaloncha s. s. bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1280 (1), pp. 1-68: 26-27

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1280.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55F01BD6-4319-49C1-AA45-AAF0B27AEF15

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072655

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03870D30-FF8E-6312-7313-03A6FBC641F5

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Melaloncha sinistra
status

 

Melaloncha sinistra   group

Diagnosis. Frons punctate, with short setulae. Forefemur greatly dilated apically in most species. Foretarsomeres shortened. Ovipositor deeply cleft, with thin dorsal lobe and deeper ventral lobe; dorsally flattened. Often apex of ovipositor ventrally with small to large tuft of long setae.

Remarks. The males of M. lacerna   , M. laselvae   , and M. zurquiensis   key to the described species M. costaricana Borgmeier   , one of Borgmeier’s male­only species. They differ, however, in having longer surstylar setae than M. costaricana   , which probably should be classified in the M. cingulata   group.

Included species. M. calathea   , M. cordyla   , M. lacerna   , M. laselvae   , M. oligoseta   , M. rodeoensis   , M. ruinensis   , M. sinistra   , M. umbra   and M. zurquiensis   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Melaloncha