Cochliomyia aldrichi Del Ponte,

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: 13

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

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scientific name

Cochliomyia aldrichi Del Ponte
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Cochliomyia aldrichi Del Ponte 

Figs. 21 –23, 25, 27View FIGURES 21 – 28, 29, 31, 32View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29

Cochliomyia aldrichi Del Ponte, 1938: 274  Callitroga aldrichi: Hall, 1948: 123 

Cochliomyia aldrichi: Dear, 1985: 137 

Diagnosis. This species and C. minima  are distinctive, because T 5 is coppery and the dorsum of the thorax is metallic black with gray stripes. They also share a few to many black setae on the anterior part of the gena ( Fig. 21View FIGURES 21 – 28). Cochliomyia aldrichi  has a pair of median dorsal white spots on T 5 ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 21 – 28) and few to numerous dark setae on the upper occiput just below the postocular area. Males have an average frons width of 0.06 of head width.

Male genitalia. Surstylus long and slender, expanded distally, cercus tapering gradually from a narrow base to a point ( Figs. 31, 32View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29). Phallus has a typical epiphallus, a long paraphallus with an articulated joint near anterior end. Posterior end of paraphallus ends in a complex hypophallus and acrophallus ( Fig. 23View FIGURES 21 – 28). Distal end of the ejaculatory sclerite broad and fan-like and narrowing gradually to base ( Fig. 25View FIGURES 21 – 28). Pregonite triangular with four setae; postgonite digitate with a single fine seta ( Fig. 27View FIGURES 21 – 28). Male abdominal sternites uniform, except ST 5 expanded and uniquely-shaped ( Fig. 29View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29).

Distribution. Specimens from USNM were confirmed from Anguilla, Nassau and San Salvador in Bahamas, Guana Island and several locations in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Dear (1985) listed this species from numerous locations in the West Indies, including Bahamas, Cuba, Puerto Rico, San Salvador ( Bahamas), Virgin Islands, and Cayman Islands.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Cochliomyia

Loc

Cochliomyia aldrichi Del Ponte

Whitworth, Terry 2010
2010
Loc

Cochliomyia aldrichi:

Dear 1985: 137
1985
Loc

Cochliomyia aldrichi

Hall 1948: 123
Del 1938: 274
1938