Melaloncha digitalis, Borgmeier, 1959

Brown, Brian V., 2006, Revision of the untreated taxa of Melaloncha s. s. bee-killing flies (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1280 (1), pp. 1-68: 16-17

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.5072639

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03870D30-FF98-6318-7313-03CCFE4341DD

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Melaloncha digitalis
status

 

Melaloncha digitalis   group

Diagnosis. Frons and head narrowed. Ventral interfrontal seta nearly vertically below ventral fronto­orbital seta (except in M. simotris   ). Foretarsal claws smoothly curved, without basal lobe. Abdomen of at least some species with dorsomedial membranous process (possibly a gland) posterior to tergite 6. Ovipositor elongate, densely setose (less so in M. simotris   ), curved dorsally.

Included species. Melaloncha digitalis   , M. immaculata   , M. simotris   , and M. xanthocauda   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Melaloncha