Mesembrinella benoisti ( Séguy, 1925 ), Seguy, 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: 116-117

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Mesembrinella benoisti ( Séguy, 1925 )
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Mesembrinella benoisti ( Séguy, 1925)  

( Figs 61–62 View FIGURES 57–62 , 151–152 View FIGURES 145–152 , 218 View FIGURES 216–221 , 261 View FIGURES 252–265 , 305 View FIGURES 300–305 , 349 View FIGURES 326–349 , 390 View FIGURES 370–400 , 434 View FIGURES 424–438 , 488 View FIGURE 488 )

Ochromyia benoisti Séguy, 1925: 196   . Holotype male (MNHN), not examined. Type locality: French Guiana.

Eumesembrinella benoisti: Toma & Carvalho (1995: 141)   ; Marinho et al. (2012: 842); Kosmann et al. (2013: 77); Wolff & Kosmann (2016: 866) View Cited Treatment ; Marinho et al. (2017: tab. 1); Velásquez et al. (2017: 108).

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

Diagnosis. A fairly large fly averaging 11.4 mm (11–12/5) in length. Postpronotal lobe with 2x 2 setae; wing hyaline with only faint yellowing along costa; thorax orange-brown with pale tomentose stripes; abdomen shiny blue; ac 0:1.

Redescription. Male. Head. Frons 0.06 (0.05–0.07/5) of head width at narrowest. Fronto-orbital orange below, silvery above; frontal setae ascending about 40% of distance to vertex; frontal vitta orange, obliterated about midway above; parafacial silvery; gena pale yellow with silvery tomentum; postgena yellow with silvery tomentum and silky yellow setae; occiput shiny dark brown dorsolaterally, remainder pale yellow with fine yellow setae; median occipital sclerite shiny dark brown; pedicel, first flagellomere and arista yellow-orange; palpus typical; eye with median facets about 2x size of lateral facets; ocellar triangle medium-sized, diameter of anterior ocellus about twice that of posterior ocelli; supravibrissal setae limited to small cluster near base of facial ridge.

Thorax. Dorsum dark orange-brown with four pale orange tomentose stripes; pleura orange; chaetotaxy: ac 0:1, dc 2:3, ia 0, ph 0, ppn 2x 2, kat 1:1, meral setae fine, tan, in shape of inverted L, horizontal portion very short, 1 pair of parallel ap, sa and lat absent, 1 bas, 1 weak pb, 1 disc; subscutellum moderately developed; spiracles small and orange; legs: trochanters and femora orange, tibiae and tarsi brown, darker on fore leg. Wing hyaline with faint yellowing along costa, whole wing somewhat yellowish; subcostal sclerite yellow and bare; basicosta yellow, tegula orange; section IV 0.16 of section III; disc of upper calypter pale, rim dark with short pale-yellow setae; disc of lower calypter golden, rim yellow with long golden setae.

Abdomen. T1+2 orange, T3 orange with small forward-pointing arrow-like dark area mid-dorsally [good specimens]; T4 mostly metallic blue-black with some orange color laterally and a pair of lateral marginal setae; T5 shiny blue-black, disc with dense, medium-long fine setae only. Terminalia in lateral view with surstylus moderately curved backward, cercus with apical hook ( Fig. 61 View FIGURES 57–62 ); posterior view as in Fig. 62 View FIGURES 57–62 ; phallus in lateral view with short, slightly curved epiphallus ( Fig. 151 View FIGURES 145–152 ); in dorsal view, hypophallic lobes narrow ( Fig. 152 View FIGURES 145–152 ); T6, STS7+8, pre- and postgonite, ST6 and ejaculatory sclerite as in Fig. 218 View FIGURES 216–221 ; ST1–5 narrowed, as in Fig. 261 View FIGURES 252–265 .

Female. Similar to male except frons 0.274 (0.26–0.28/5) of head width at narrowest. T6 of WV shape, T7 continuous, weakened midway, T8 as separate sclerites ( Fig. 305 View FIGURES 300–305 ). ST6–8 and hypoproct as in Fig. 349 View FIGURES 326–349 ; spermathecae filiform ( Fig. 390 View FIGURES 370–400 ). ST1–5 as in Fig. 434 View FIGURES 424–438 .

Material examined. French Guiana. 2 ♂♂*, 1 ♀   *, 5 ♀♀ ♦ ( TLW237 TLW241)   , 3 ♀♀, Kaw Mountain , 04°33ʹ58ʺN 52°12ʹ43ʺW, 8.ii. 2008, 310 m Bait trap, T.L. Whitworth ( TW) GoogleMaps   ; 7 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data except 4–9.ii.2008 ( TW) GoogleMaps   . Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni. 1 ♀, Kaieteur , 6.viii.1911, [no collector] ( USNM)   . Peru, Cusco. 1 ♀, Madre de Dios Parque Manu. , pakitza, 11°53ʹS 70°58ʹW, 400 m, 16.xi.1990, J. MacDonald ( MEM) GoogleMaps   . Venezuela, Bolivar. 1 ♂, Rio Teuanen 24 mi. N. Kavanayen ca., 1600 m, 13.viii.1970, R.E. Dietz IV ( LACM)   ; 1 ♀, El Bochinche Res., Forestal Imataca , 200 m, 6–13.xii.1974, [no collector] ( MIZA)   .

Distribution. French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela. Bonatto (2001) listed it from Brazil.

Remarks. Five specimens ( TLW 237–241) were barcoded, all from one location in French Guiana. Two Gen- Bank sequences ( JQ 246686 View Materials , KR820726 View Materials ) from Brazil were added to the analysis. All sequences clustered together ( Fig. 488 View FIGURE 488 ).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MEM

University of Memphis

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Mesembrinella

Loc

Mesembrinella benoisti ( Séguy, 1925 )

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

Eumesembrinella benoisti:

Velasquez, Y. & Martinez-Sanchez, A. I. & Thomas, A. & Rojo, S. 2017: 108
Wolff, M. & Kosmann, C. 2016: 866
Kosmann, C. & Pinto de Mello, R. & Harterreiten-Souza, E. S. & Pujol-Luz, J. R. 2013: 77
Marinho, M. A. T. & Junqueira, A. C. M. & Paulo, D. F. & Esposito, M. C. & Villet, M. H. & Azeredo-Espin, A. M. L. de 2012: 842
Toma, R. & Carvalho, C. J. B. de 1995: 141
1995
Loc

Ochromyia benoisti Séguy, 1925: 196

Seguy, E. 1925: 196
1925