Lispe xenochaeta Malloch

Pont, Adrian C., 2019, Studies on the Australian Muscidae (Diptera). VIII. The genus Lispe Latreille, 1797, Zootaxa 4557 (1), pp. 1-232: 155-160

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4557.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:330BE81C-E3E0-4CA5-9017-DFB203EB7329

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3219654C-FF70-FF4F-37E8-51352368F879

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Lispe xenochaeta Malloch
status

 

Lispe xenochaeta Malloch  

( Figs 326–333 View FIGURES 326–327 View FIGURES 328–329 View FIGURE 330 View FIGURES 331–333 )

Lispa xenochaeta Malloch, 1923: 608   .

Lispa xenochaeta   .— Malloch, 1925a: 334, 335; Lee, Crust & Sabrosky, 1956: 340.

Lispe xenochaeta   .— Séguy, 1937: 186; Pont, 1989: 693; Vikhrev, 2014: 168, figs 53, 54.

Type-material. The holotype ♀, from Port Elliot ( SA), is in ANIC and has been examined in the course of this revision. It is in excellent condition. It is labelled as type by Malloch.

Diagnosis. This species, together with L. assimilis   and L. weschei   , differs from other Australian Lispe   by the slight forward curvature of vein M towards vein R4+5 ( Fig. 306 View FIGURES 304–308 ). L. xenochaeta   differs from both L. assimilis   and L. weschei   by the presence of a strong submedian v seta on mid tibia.

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: Western Australia: Boddington, Hotham River, 32.48S 116.28E, swept gravel below dam, 12.xii.1991, A.G. Irwin, 1♂ ( WAM); Bolganup Dam, Porongurups , 9.xii.1970, G.A. Holloway & H. Hughes, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Busire Rock , 9.xi.1967, 1♀, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 13 miles NE by E of Caiguna , 14.x.1968, Britton, Upton & Balderson, 2♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Carnarvon , viii.1953, Snell, 1♂ ( MV)   ; 162 km ENE Cosmo Newberry , 27.21S, 124.21E, 13.xi.1977, M.S. Upton, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Esperance , 33.54S, 121.54E, in sand dunes, 8.i.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 2♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 100 W Eucla , 25.x.1958, E.F. Riek, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; The Humps, 19 km north of Hyden , 32.19S 118.57E, m. v. lamp   , 10.i.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 6♂ 21♀ ( QMBA, 1♂ 2♀ OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Junana Rock , at light, 26.x.1977, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; King Rock , 9.xi.1968, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Cronin , 7.xi.1968, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Douglas , 12 km SW of Kalgoorlie, 13.i.1989, M.S. & B.J. Moulds, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Mt. Toolbrunup, Stirling Ranges , 7.xii.1970, G.A. Holloway & H. Hughes, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Mia Mia, north of Carnarvon , 18.viii.1932, I.M. Mackerras, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Moingup Spring, Stirling Ranges , m. v. lamp   , 6.xii.1970, G.A. Holloway, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Moir Rock , 7.xi.1968, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Moir’s Rock 42 km NNW Salmon Gums, 32.39S 121.25E, m. v. lamp   , 2.i.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 2♂ 4♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 10 km west of Mukinbudin , 30.53S 118.06E, m. v. lamp   , 13.i.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Newmanns Rocks, 50 km west of Balladonia Motel , 32.06S 123.10E, m. v. lamp   , 31.xii.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 2♂ 4♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 60 E Norseman , 26.x.1958, E.F. Riek, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 10 miles S of Norseman , 4.xii.1970, G.A. Holloway, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Nungarin , 30.x.1958, E.F. Riek, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; 10 miles E of Rabbit Free Fence , xi.1968, 1 ♂ ( QMBA)   ; 8 km east of Salmon Gums , 32.58S 121.42E, m. v. lamp   , 5.i.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; South Branch, Dale River, 18 km west of Brookton , 32.23S 116.49E, m. v. lamp   , 14.i.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Thomas River Estuary, Esperance District , Malaise trap & at light, 5–8.xi.1977, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Wadderen Hill , 9.xi.1967, 1♂ 3♀ ( QMBA)   ; 42 km NE Wubin , 29.49S, 116.57E, 26.ix.1981, J.C. Cardale, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 60 km NE Wubin , 29.43S, 117.04E, 27.ix.1981, I.D. Naumann & J.C. Cardale, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   . Northern Territory: 22 miles S of Alice Springs , 15.ii.1966, Britton, Upton & McInnes, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; 30 km NW by W of Alice Springs , at light, 7.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 32 km WNW of Alice Springs, Malaise trap, 9.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 48 miles WSW of Alice Springs , 10.ii.1966, Britton, Upton & McInnes, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; 53 km E by N of Alice Springs , at light, 6.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; 12 km SW of Alroy Downs , at light, 10.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 3♂ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Barkly Highway, 75 km ESE of junction with Tablelands Highway , 4.i.1987, M.S. & B.J. Moulds, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; 25 km W of Eridunda , 25.14S, 132.57E, 20.xi.1977, M.S. Upton, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; James Ranges , 24.15S, 133.26E, 22.ix.1978, M.S. Upton & R.A. Barrett, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Plenty Hwy , 268 km ENE of Alice Springs, at light, 14.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Roe Creek , 12 km SW by W of Alice Springs, at light, 9.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Todd River, 9 km N by E of Alice Springs, Malaise trap, 10–11.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 3♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   . Queensland: near Birdsville Racetrack , 1.ix.1997, C. Lambkin, A. Zwick, S. Winterton, J. & A. Skevington, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 25 km NW by N of Boulia , at light, 8.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 3♂ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Cunnamulla , 8–19.x.1941, A.J. Turner, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Durham Downs—Nokandra , 13.xi.1949, S.J. Paramonov, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Dynevor Lakes , 88 km W Eulo, 150 m, 28.05S, 14412E, 27–28.ix.1991, G. Daniels, 2♂ 7♀ ( QMBA)   & 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; same locality, 25–27.x.1991, G. Daniels, 2♂ ( QMBA)   & 1♂ ( BMNH)   ; Gilruth Plains , 28.ii.1963, A.L. Dyce, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Girraween Nat. Park , 1–2.xii.1981, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Broadwater, near Dalby , 27.21S, 151.06E, m. v. lamp   , 2.v.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; the same, 25– 26.xii.1986, 1♂ 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; the same, 30.i.1987, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Broadwater , 25 km SW of Dalby, 27.21S, 151.06E, m. v. lamp   , 12.iv.1986, D.K. Yeates, 2♂ 4♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 18–19.ii.1985, D.K. Yeates, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Lake Dynever , light trap, 3.iii.1963, Dyce & Murray, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Longreach , lagoon, on wet mud, 14.xii.1971, P. Ferrar, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Mt Isa mines, 15.i.1958, H.J. Lavery, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; 66 km NW of Mt Isa , at light, 9.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Murrays Spring, 7 km W Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 200 m, 18.35.15S, 138.04.28E, 6.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 5 miles N of Warri Warri Gate , at light, 26.i.1966, L.J. Chinnick, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 200 km W Windoroah, Malaise in dry creek bed, 4.ix.1997, S. Winterton, J. & A. Skevington, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 201 km SE Windorah , 26.30S, 143.41E, 18.ix.1990, M.P. Zalucki & G.V. Maynard, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   . New South Wales: Acacia Flat , 26.xi.1949, J. Armstrong, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Antarctic Beech Picnic Area, Border R.A. Nat. Park , 13.xii.1986, R. de Keyzer, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Belaringar , 31.v.1923, 1♂ 1♀ ( USNM)   ; 6.8 km N of Bellata , 13.xii.1974, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Bermagel Beach, 24.xi.1974, Z. Liepa, 2♀ ( ANIC & BMNH); Bogan River , no date or collector, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 18 km WNW of Bourke , at light, 9.ii.1972, R.C. Lewis, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Bowral , ii.1923, 1 ♀ ( USNM)   ; 3 km NW of Bramah H.S., NW of Balranald , 34.24S, 143.14E, 24.x.1983, D.C.F. Rentz & M.S. Harvey, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Broken Hill, Imperial Lakes Park , 30.iii.1975, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 23 km SE by S of Byrock , at light, 5.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 8 km NE Cudal , 25.xii.1976, G. Daniels, 2♀ ( AMS)   ; Durras , 10.i.1965, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Flat Rock Creek, Royal Nat. Park , black light, 28.xi.1970, G. & A. Daniels, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Forbes , 23.iv.1923, 1♀ (incorrectly labelled by Malloch as a paratype) ( USNM)   ; Fowlers Gap Res. Stn , 31.05S, 141.42E, 29.xi–2.xii.1981, I.D. Naumann & J.C. Cardale, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Gilmore Creek, Tumut , 23.xii.1973, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Kinchega Nat. Park, near Ranger HQ, 32.2418S, 142.22.34E, 15.x.1997, J. Skevington, S. Winterton, C. Lambkin, 2♂ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Cargellico , 26.x.1977, G. Daniels, 1♂ 2♀ ( AMS)   ; Lane Cove , 11.xi.1926, B. Bertram, 1♀   . AMS; 8 km S Mendooran , 31.53S, 149.03E, m. v. lamp   , 12.ii.1992, G. Daniels & C.J. Burwell, 3♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 31.50S, 149.06E, m. v. lamp   , G. & A. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Mendooran , 30.i.1971, G. Daniels, 1♂   AMS; Moonan Forest, Gloucester Tops , 19.xi.1976, K.R. Norris, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Myalla Tank , 49 km E by N of Broken Hill, 31.50S, 141.57E, 3.xii.1981, J.C. Cardale & I.D. Naumann, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Myngan , no date, J.W.T. Armstrong, 3♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Quandong , 53 km SE of Broken Hill, 26.ix.1975, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Trangie , 5.ii.1951, B. Cameron, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Tuglo , 50 km N of Singleton, near river, 13.xi.1983, B.J. Day & K.C. Khoo, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Wentworth to Pooncarie , 15–17.iv.1951, A.L. Dyce, 2♂ 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; 3 miles W of West Wyalong , 26.i.1969, J.V. Peters, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Yanco , 1910, W.W. Froggatt, 2♀ ( USNM)   ; Yarra Bay , 2.x.1948, K. English, 1♂ ( AMS)   . Australian Capital Territory: Black Mt , light trap, 3.i.1967, 7.i.1966, 8.i.1964, 11.i.1965, 14.i.1966, 16.i.1967, 25.i.1967, 6– 9.ii.1966, 4 & 18.iii.1968, 15.ix.1967, 9.x.1959, 18.x.1963, 2.xi.1967, 14.xi.1956, 16.xi.1964, 24.xi.1966, 26.xi.1964, 28.xi.1966, 1.xii.1966, 5.xii.1963, 10–13.xii.1968, 12.xii.1960, 12.xii.1963, 13.xii.1966, 19.xii.1963, 20–21.xii.1965, 23–24.xii.1965, 30.xii.1963, 31.xii.1963, I.F.B. Common, 10♂ 37♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Lake Burley, Griffin , 31.x.1963, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 6♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Mt Gingera, 19.xi.1968, Z. Liepa, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Uriarra Crossing , 30.i.1964, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   . Victoria: Cape Otway , 29.xi.1966, A. Neboiss, 2♂ 2♀ ( MV)   ; Eppalock Res., Redesdale , 27.xi.1967, A. Neboiss, 2♂ 4♀ ( MV)   ; Glenelg River , 4 miles NNE of Nelson, 25.xi.1966, A. Neboiss, 3♀ ( MV)   ; Hattah , 4.ii.1967, G. W.A., 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Irymple , 25.xi.1965, A. Neboiss, 1♂ ( MV)   ; 5 miles W of Jeparit , 4.ii.1956, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Kerang , 22.vi.1946, R.T., 1♀ ( MV)   ; Lake Corangamite via Colac , 7.i.1966, T. Weir, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Cullulleraine , W of Mildura, 26.xii.1966, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Lake Hattah , 13.xii.1966, M.S. Upton, 2♂ 8♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; near Lake Hindmarsh, Big Desert Nat. Park , 29–30.xi.1992, Moulds, McAlpine, McEvey, 2♀ ( AMS & BMNH)   ; Little Dessert , 5 miles S of Kiata, 12–13.ii.1956, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Little Dessert Nat. Park , m. v. lamp   , 9.xii.1978, G. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Murray River , 50 miles W of Wentworth, 22.xi.1967, A. Neboiss, 2♀ ( MV)   ; Tatyoon , 23.i.1973, E.A. Fonseca, 13♂ 3♀ ( BMNH)   ; Wyperfield Nat. Park , 51 km NW of Hopetoun, water hole, 4–7.ix.1974, Z. Liepa, 2♂ ( ANIC)   . South Australia: 4 miles N of Colona H.S., 20.x.1968, Britton, Upton, Balderson, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Cooper Bore ( Koppermanna No. 2), 11 km NE by N of Etadunna H.S., 20.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; 5 km NW of Coward Springs, near Lake Eyre South , 22.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Dulkaninna H.S. Springs, SSW of Etadunna H.S., B/ville Track , 16.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 2♂ ( ANIC & BMNH)   ; Goyder Lagoon Water Hole, B/ville Track , 18.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 10 miles ESE of Koonalda H.S., 19.x.1968, Britton, Upton, Balderson, 1♂ 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; Koonchera Dune near Koonchera Waterhole , 26.41S, 139.30E, 2.ix.1997, J. & A. Skevington, 4♂ 2♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 3.ix.1997, C. Lambkin, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 4.8 km NE of Marree , 21.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Mt Barr, 24 km SSE of Abminga, at light, 25.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Mt Serle, 2.iv.1964, V. Williamson, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Nooltana Creek , 13 km NW by N of Hawker, 16.ix.1978, M.S. Upton & R.A. Barrett, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 60 miles E of Norseman , 26.x.1958, I.F.B. Common, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Old Alton Downs, Simpson Desert , at light, 19.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 5♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Pandiburra Bore , 26.45S, 139.24E, 2.ix.1997, C. Lambkin, 4♂ 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Port Elliot , i.1922, G.H. Dutton, ♀ holotype ( ANIC)   ; Sandy Creek Conservation Park, 8 km NE Gawler, Malaise in heath, 24.26.12S, 138.51.21E, 29.ix–4.x.1997, S. Winterton, J. & A. Skevington, C. Lambkin, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Swan Reach Conservation Park , 34.34.42S 139.29.28E, light, 4.x.1997, J. & A. Skevington, S., Winterton, C. Lambkin, 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; Sleaford Bay , 10.xii.1960, J. Casanova, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; The Warburton , 2 km NE of Kalamurina H.S., 17.ix.1972, Z. Liepa, 2♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   .

Vikhrev (2014: 168) gives locality data for specimens he collected in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Description ♂ ♀. Head (profile as in L. assimilis   , Fig. 304 View FIGURES 304–308 , but with deeper gena). Ground-colour black. Frons at broadest point 0.41 (♂) or 0.47 (♀), at lunula 0.37 (♂) or 0.43 (♀), of maximum head-width (frontal view). Fronto-orbital plate yellowish-white pruinose, more brownish above; parafacial, face, gena and most of occiput silvery pruinose, sometimes tinged with yellow, especially in ♀. Frontal triangle narrow, dull brownish-grey. Parafacial moderate, almost as broad as (♂) or broader than (♀) postpedicel; setulae in several rows. Antenna black, except tip of pedicel which is orange; postpedicel 2.3 (♂) or 1.9 (♀) times as long as broad, falling short of mouth-margin by 0.3 (♂) or 0.6 (♀) its length. Arista short-plumose, the hairing at widest point slightly shorter (0.9) than width of postpedicel. Vibrissa strong. Gena moderate, 0.17 (♂) or 0.22 (♀) of vertical eye-length; genal setae strong, sparse. Palpus yellow, greatly swollen in apical half (as in L. assimilis   , Fig. 305 View FIGURES 304–308 ).

Thorax. Ground-colour black. Scutum and scutellum generally yellowish-grey dusted, sometimes very much more grey, sometimes very much more yellow or yellowish-brown; pleura more grey. Scutum with weakly marked but distinct brown vittae as follows: a median vitta running from neck to scutellum and sometimes encroaching weakly on to scutellum, and a pair of narrow vittae along the line of the dc setae, these sometimes reduced to enlarged and partially confluent bristle-dots in ♀; also with thinly dusted dark markings as follows: a thin prst vitta just mesad of dc, running from neck to a short distance behind suture, a broad prst patch over ia and sa, and a post vitta between dc and ia, these often less conspicuous in ♀. Anterior spiracle yellowish. Acr setulae in 5 irregular rows at suture. Dc 2+4, all setae usually long and strong, sometimes anterior 2 post pairs rather reduced. 2 pprn. 1+2 ia, all long and strong. 1+1 sa, both strong. 1 strong and 1 weaker proepisternal setae. 1 strong proepimeral, equal to the strong proepisternal, with 2–3, rarely up to 9, adjacent setulae. Anepisternum with 1 short seta in upper anterior corner; posterior row with 3 strong and 3 weak setae. 3 strong kepst, lower one closer to posterior than to anterior seta. Meron bare, rarely with a setula above hind coxa. Scutellum with disc densely setulose, with 1 row of setulae descending on to sides; ventral surface bare.

Legs. Coxae, trochanters, femora and tarsi black, femora broadly yellow at apex; tibiae yellow. Fore coxa bare behind. Fore femur without av setae or spinules; pv row complete, but the setae sparse and mostly shorter than femoral depth; pd row complete. Fore tibia with 1 short submedian pv seta, without ad; with d, pd and 0 (♂) or 1 (♀) short pv apical setae. Fore tarsomeres without modifications. Mid femur with only short setulae on av and pv surfaces, except for a few short fine pv setae in basal third in ♂, equal to femoral depth; 1 a at middle; 2 p preapicals. Mid tibia with 1 submedian p and 1 strong v also at middle; with strong ad, av, pv and v apicals, and a weaker p apical. Mid tarsomeres without modifications. Hind coxa without a seta on posterior apical margin. Hind trochanter only short-setulose below. Hind femur with 1 strong av and, in ♂, with 2–3 fine pv in basal third, the pv longer than femoral depth, and with 1 each short av and pv preapicals, otherwise with only setulae on ventral surfaces; ad row complete; 1 pd preapical. Hind tibia with 1 ad, 1 av, and 1 pd; d and ad preapical setae present; 1 av but no pv apical. Hind tarsomeres not modified.

Wing. Clear. Tegula brown to orange, basicosta yellow. Crossvein r-m placed below the point where vein R1 enters costa; dm-cu straight, longer than apical section of vein CuA1. Vein M slightly curved forward before apex and converging with vein R4+5 (as in L. assimilis   , Fig. 306 View FIGURES 304–308 ). Calypters white, with creamy margins. Haltere yellow.

Abdomen. Ground-colour black. Dust on tergites grey, sometimes partly tinged with yellow, especially behind. In ♂, dorsal areas of tergites with a pattern of large dark quadrate spots ( Fig. 326 View FIGURES 326–327 ), these spots mostly coalescing on tergites 3 and 4 and completely coalescing on tergite 5, not encroaching far on to sides of tergites (as in L. assimilis   , Fig. 308 View FIGURES 304–308 ); in ♀, this dark pattern slightly less extensive, the dark spots on tergites 3 and 4 not coalescing, separated by dust (as in L. assimilis   ♂, Fig. 307 View FIGURES 304–308 ), and the mark on tergite 5 with a dusted indentation on hind-margin. ♂ epandrium very large, mainly grey dusted; ♀ ovipositor with exposed tergites dusted grey to brownish-grey. Sternites 1–5 grey dusted; sternites 3 and 4 subshining in ♂. Setae weakly developed, the only erect setae being a pair of lateral marginals on tergite 4 and 3 pairs of marginals on tergite 5. Sternite 2 with a pair of strong setae, ♂ sternites 3–5 greatly expanded and sternites 3 and 4 completely covered with short dense setulae ( Fig. 327 View FIGURES 326–327 ), sternites 3–5 in ♀ with only sparse setulae.

Ƌ terminalia. Epandrium separated from tergite 5 by syntergosternite 8, which has 2 spiracles. Tergite 6 and sternite 6 absent. Surstylus absent, i.e. fused to epandrium without trace ( Fig. 328 View FIGURES 328–329 ). Cercal plate large in relation to epandrium, deeply divided ventrally ( Fig. 329 View FIGURES 328–329 ). Hypandrium attached at one point, via an apparent praegonite to lower anterior corner of epandrium. Phallic complex ( Fig. 330 View FIGURE 330 ): hypandrium expanded at posterior end as a Vshaped plate connected to base of phallus; praegonite and postgonite present, the latter simple and curved; phallapodeme long but normal in structure, connected to each side of hypandrium by a bridge; phallus long, tubular, simple, juxta large, with a few coarse teeth basally; basal part with a multi-toothed process.

♀ ovipositor ( Figs 331–333 View FIGURES 331–333 ). Tergites 6 and 7 complete; tergite 8 divided dorsally, each half displaced laterally by the large epiproct. Sternite 6 absent; what appears to be sternite 7 represented by a curious branched plate; sternite 8 represented by 2 small, narrow, weakly sclerotised plates. Epiproct large, with several setae. Hypoproct large, with only weak spines at apex. Cercus broad, plate-like, connected to the epiproct, with several strong setae. 3 spermathecae.

Measurements. Wing-length, 4.5–5.5 mm (♂), 5.0– 6.5 mm (♀). Body-length, 6.0–7.0 mm (♂), 6.5–8.0 mm (♀).

Biology. Nothing known. Adults have been found in a variety of inland and coastal habitats.

Distribution. Known only from Australia (WA, NT, Q, NSW, ACT, V, SA).

SA

Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratiore de Paleontologie

WAM

Western Australian Museum

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

MV

University of Montana Museum

QDPC

Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Anthomyiidae

Genus

Lispe

Loc

Lispe xenochaeta Malloch

Pont, Adrian C. 2019
2019
Loc

Lispe xenochaeta

Vikhrev, N. E. 2014: 168
Pont, A. C. 1989: 693
Seguy, E. 1937: 186
1937
Loc

Lispa xenochaeta

Lee, D. J. & Crust, M. & Sabrosky, C. W. 1956: 340
Malloch, J. R. 1925: 334
1925
Loc

Lispa xenochaeta

Malloch, J. R. 1923: 608
1923