Calliphora maestrica Peris, Gonzalez-Mora, Fernandez and Peris, 1998,

Rognes, Terry Whitworth With An Appendix By Knut & Whitworth, Terry, 2012, Identification of Neotropical blow flies of the genus Calliphora Robineau- Desvoidy (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with the description of a new species, Zootaxa 3209, pp. 1-27: 12

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.213088

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scientific name

Calliphora maestrica Peris, Gonzalez-Mora, Fernandez and Peris, 1998
status

 

Calliphora maestrica Peris, Gonzalez-Mora, Fernandez and Peris, 1998 

See figs. 9–18 in Whitworth (2010).

Calliphora maestrica Peris, Gonzalez-Mora, Fernandez and Peris, 1998: 49  ; Whitworth, 2010: 8.

Type information. Holotype female ( IZAC). Type locality: Cuba, Santiago, Sierra Maestrica  . Not examined. Diagnosis. Basicosta reddish-orange, a Calliphora  character state shared in the New World by only Calliphora vicina  ; anterior half of genal dilation brown to black, versus reddish to orange in C. vicina  ; two rather than three katepisternal setae (the condition in all other New World Calliphora  ); male frons exceptionally broad, 0.29 of head width, only slightly narrower than width of eye, almost as broad as female frons which is 0.33 of head width, male frons much narrower (0.075) in C. vicina  . Male surstylus and cercus distinctive, surstylus triangular in shape in lateral view and forceps-like from rear, cerci fused and withdrawn into base of surstyli (Whitworth 2010, figs. 10, 11). Phallus distinctive, epiphallus originating near anterior end of basiphallus, curving forward at a 45 ° angle near tip, paraphallus ending in a curved hook that lacks serration (Whitworth 2010: figs. 12, 13). Hypandrium slender; pregonite unlike other species in region, with about 10 setae; postgonite, and ejaculatory sclerite as in Whitworth (2010, figs. 14–16). Male sternites unusual, ST 5 very broad like in C. nigribasis  , but composed of two separate sclerites rather than one (Whitworth 2010, fig. 17). Female ovipositor unlike other Calliphora  in the Neotropical Region (Whitworth 2010, fig. 18).

Description. This species was described in detail by Whitworth (2010).

Specimens examined. See Whitworth (2010) for details on specimens examined.

Distribution. Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica (Whitworth 2010, fig. 1).

Discussion. This species is known only from the West Indies; see Whitworth (2010) for a discussion of character states, distribution, and illustrations.

IZAC

Academia de Ciencias de Cuba, Instituto de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Calliphora

Loc

Calliphora maestrica Peris, Gonzalez-Mora, Fernandez and Peris, 1998

Rognes, Terry Whitworth With An Appendix By Knut & Whitworth, Terry 2012
2012
Loc

Calliphora maestrica

Peris 1998: 49
1998