Laneella patriciae (Wolff, 2013)

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: 40

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5586993

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Laneella patriciae (Wolff, 2013)
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Laneella patriciae (Wolff, 2013)  

Mesembrinella patriciae Wolff, 2013: 121   . Holotype male (CEUA), not examined. Type locality: Filandia, Quindio, Colombia. [NB: originally placed under Mesembrinella   , later moved to Laneella   based on DNA analysis and the examination of spermathecae which revealed they are tuberform like other Laneella ( Marinho et al. 2017)   .]

Laneella patriciae: Wolff & Kosmann (2016: 870)   ; Marinho et al. (2017: tab. 1).

Mesembrinella patriciae: Cerretti et al. (2017   : tab. 2).

Diagnosis. A medium-sized fly averaging 9.4 mm (9–10/5) in length. Abdomen bluish to purple-green vs. shiny brown in L. fusconitida   sp. nov.; mid and hind femora with apices dark brown in L. patriciae   vs. entirely orange in L. fusconitida   ; male with surstylus straight in L. patriciae   vs. curved forward in L. fusconitida   . This species is very similar to L. fusconitida   , both sharing the distinctive tuberform spermathecae and brown spot around crossvein r-m.

Redescription. [Summarized from Wolff (2013).] Male. Head. Frons narrow (holoptic); fronto-orbital, parafacial and gena yellow with silvery tomentum; frontal vitta reddish-brown, obliterated above; postgena and occiput with white tomentum and fine long pale setae; antenna orange and palpus typical; postocular setae extending to gena. Dorsum of thorax reddish-brown with white tomentum and testaceous stripes; ppn and pleura orange with fine white tomentum; spiracles pale yellow. Coxae, trochanters and femora orange; mid and hind femora with dark reddish-brown apices; chaetotaxy: ac 2:3, dc 2:3, ia 1:2, kat 2:1, ppn 3x 3, meral setae in form of inverted L; ap scutellar setae 1:1. Wing hyaline with brown spot around crossvein r-m; subcosta bare; section IV about 0.30 of III (estimated from Wolff 2013: fig. 1); calypters with dark rims. Abdomen with dorsum bluish to greenish-purple except T1+2 yellow; T1+2 and T3 with lateral marginal setae; T4 and T5 with rows of marginal setae; disc of T5 without row of stout setae, whole segment with short fine setae. T6 partially fused with T7+8; pregonite apically truncated; tip of paraphallus with dorsal line of denticles; hypophallus shorter than paraphallus; epiphallus long and thin; cercus and surstylus slightly curved backward in lateral view (see Wolff 2013: fig. 2).

Female. Dichoptic, frons broad and reddish-brown.

Material examined. None (no specimens could be obtained for examination).

Distribution. Colombia.

Remarks. A single sequence of this species from GenBank ( KR820718 View Materials ) was added to our molecular analysis. It was distinct from other species and was recovered close to L. fusconitida   sp. nov. ( Fig. 488 View FIGURE 488 ) with a genetic divergence of 3.84%, which supports them as two separate species; this is supported also by the several morphological differences as listed above.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Laneella

Loc

Laneella patriciae (Wolff, 2013)

Whitworth, Terry L. & Yusseff-Vanegas, Sohath 2019
2019
Loc

Laneella patriciae:

Wolff, M. & Kosmann, C. 2016: 870
2016