Lucilia lucigerens (James),

Whitworth, Terry, 2010, Keys to the genera and species of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of the West Indies and description of a new species of Lucilia Robineau-Desvoidy, Zootaxa 2663, pp. 1-35: 24-25

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.276279

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scientific name

Lucilia lucigerens (James)
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Lucilia lucigerens (James) 

Figs. 46 –47View FIGURES 38 – 49, 58–59View FIGURES 52 – 61, 73–75, 85View FIGURES 73 – 87. 73 – 81, 92View FIGURES 91 – 92

Phaenicia lucigerens James, 1971: 384 

Diagnosis. Male frons narrow with fronto-orbitals touching, 0.023 (0.02–0.03)/ 5 of head width; female frons 0.24 6 (0.24–0.25)/ 5 of head width. Pattern of setae on tibia, t 1 1 p; t 2 1 ad to av, 1 v; t 3 no strong setae. Basicosta brown; upper calypter pale with yellow rim, lower calypter light tan in both sexes. Fifth tergite coppery to aeneous in both sexes; this character distinctive in most specimens, though sometimes color can be faint, especially in a few females. A few L. fayeae  may exhibit this character, but both upper and lower calypters are dark and this species is not known from Jamaica. Some L. eximia  are coppery, but the color is not limited to T 5. If the aeneous tergite and other characters are missed it will key to L. eximia  . Presutural area of thorax microtomentose except for posterolateral corners shining. Abominal tergites microtomentose to rear edge of T 3, T 4 and T 5 polished, tomentum sometimes stops short of the end of T 3 or extends to front edge of T 4.

Male genitalia in lateral view with surstylus short, digitate, base narrow, distal two-thirds expanded, curved slightly forward; cercus broad base, tapering evenly to narrow point, longer than surstylus. In posterior view, surstylus curved inward, cercus long and straight ( Figs. 46, 47View FIGURES 38 – 49). Phallus and other male characters and ovipositor are typical for the L. eximia  group ( Figs. 58 –59View FIGURES 52 – 61, 73–75, 85View FIGURES 73 – 87. 73 – 81, 92View FIGURES 91 – 92).

Distribution. This species is known only from Jamaica ( LSAM, USNM, WSUP).

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Lucilia

Loc

Lucilia lucigerens (James)

Whitworth, Terry 2010
2010
Loc

Phaenicia lucigerens

James 1971: 384
1971