Mesembrinella spicata, Aldrich., 1925

Whitworth, Terry L. & Yusseff-Vanegas, Sohath, 2019, A revision of the genera and species of the Neotropical family Mesembrinellidae (Diptera: Oestroidea), Zootaxa 4659 (1), pp. 1-146: 49

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4659.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5586997

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Mesembrinella spicata
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Key to species of the M. spicata   species-group

1. Disc, rim and fringe of setae of upper and lower calypters white; anterior spiracle yellowish. Male with short posterior projections medially on ST5 ( Fig. 245 View FIGURES 239–251 ); epandrium, cerci and surstyli distinctive, as in Figs 27–28 View FIGURES 27–32 ; female terminalia distinctive, as in Fig. 289.......................................................................... M   View FIGURES 288–293 . mexicana sp. nov.

- Discs of upper and lower calypters light tan to brown with dark rim and brown fringe; anterior spiracle brown [ M. spicata   ] or yellow [ M. guaramacalensis   ]. Male with long projections medially on ST5 [ M. spicata   ], [condition unknown in M. guaramacalensis   ]; female terminalia distinctive, Figs. 288, 290........................................................ 2 View FIGURES 288–293 View FIGURES 1–8

2 Anterior thoracic spiracle brown; T4 without marginal row of stout setae in both sexes; male with the rear margin of ST5 with pair of long projections midway ( Figs. 12 View FIGURES 9–14 , 246 View FIGURES 239–251 ); female T6 of RV shape................................... M. spicata  

- Anterior thoracic spiracle yellow; T4 with marginal row of stout setae; [condition of ST 5 in male unknown]; female terminalia distinctive; T6 of WU shape ( Fig. 288 View FIGURES 288–293 ).............................................. M. guaramacalensis   sp. nov.