Microdontinae

Reemer, Menno, 2013, Taxonomic exploration of Neotropical Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) mimicking stingless bees, Zootaxa 3697 (1), pp. 1-88: 7

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3697.1.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:492264BB-E919-447D-9D67-C226DE21A0CE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5624847

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scientific name

Microdontinae
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Key to genera of Neotropical Microdontinae   mimicking stingless bees

1. Hind tibia without long pile and not conspicuously widened............................ other groups of Microdontinae  

– Hind tibia appearing corbiculate (as in bees): with long, brush-like pile and / or hind tibia conspicuously widened medially or apically............................................................................................. 2

2. Scutellum with calcars......................................................... other groups of Microdontinae  

– Scutellum without calcars............................................................................... 3

3. Sternites 2 and 3 separated by unusually wide membraneous parts, about as wide as tergite 2 medially or wider (fig. 152, 153) (may be hard to see in dry specimens). Aedeagus unfurcate (figs. 230–251)............................... Stipomorpha

– Sternites 2 and 3 not separated by very wide membraneous part. Aedeagus furcate apically or basally (figs. 55–57, 108 – 112, 124–126, 265 – 266)..................................................................................... 4

4. Vein R 4 + 5 with posterior appendix in cell r 4 + 5 (e.g. figs. 40, 161, 165)........................................... 5

– Vein R 4 + 5 without posterior appendix in cell r 4 + 5 (e.g. figs. 8, 62, 87)........................................... 7

5. Tergites 3 and 4 not fused, posterior margin of tergite 3 strongly overlapping with tergite 4 (figs. 31, 37). Tergite 4 in lateral view perpendicular to tergite 2. Face in most species laterally depressed, appearing somewhat carinate medially........ Ceratophya  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae