Melaloncha Brues

Brown, Brian V., 2006, Revision of the untreated taxa of Melaloncha s. s. bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1280 (1), pp. 1-68: 7

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.5072629

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03870D30-FF91-630E-7313-0046FBED46E6

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Melaloncha Brues
status

 

Subgenus Melaloncha Brues  

Diagnosis. Dorsal interfrontal setae absent. Tergites (especially tergite 2) bare or with small setae. Hind tibia lacking anterodorsal rows of enlarged setae. Mid­ and hind tarsal claws not bifurcate.

Additional shared characters of species treated herein: Frons usually parallel­sided, with ten large setae in 2­2­2­4 arrangement, lacking dorsal interfrontal setae; with or without small setae (setulae); with finely reticulate sculpturing (as in Brown & Kung 2006, fig. 52). Foretarsal claws symmetrical. Wing vein R 2+3 absent. Intersegment 7–8 usually with elongate, narrow, simple sclerite, although exceptions occur.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae