Cochliomyia minima Shannon,

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: 16

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

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Cochliomyia minima Shannon
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Cochliomyia minima Shannon 

Figs. 24, 26, 28View FIGURES 21 – 28, 30, 33, 34View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29

Cochliomyia minima Shannon, 1926: 124  Callitroga minima: Hall, 1948: 148 

Cochliomyia minima: Dear, 1985: 136 

Diagnosis. See comments under C. aldrichi  regarding characters shared with C. minima  . T 5 with uniform dusting of microtomentum and no visible spots; occiput with pale setae only below postocular setae; frons of male broader, 0.083 (0.075–0.09 / 2) head width, broader than width of first flagellomere.

Male genitalia. Surstylus short and digitate, the lower end directed somewhat rearward, the cercus has a broad base which tapers sharply to a pointed end ( Figs. 33, 34View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29). Phallus has a typical epiphallus, basiphallus has a posteroventral projection; paraphallus long, the anterior end has a 90 ° bend downward ending in a complex hypophallus and acrophallus ( Fig. 24View FIGURES 21 – 28). Ejaculatory sclerite fan-shaped as in L. aldrichi  , but base has a slender petiole that expands abruptly into a fan ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 21 – 28). Pregonite slender with four setae; postgonite digitate with a single fine seta ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 21 – 28). Male sternites similar to those in C. aldrichi  , but ST 5 is narrower ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 29 – 34. 29).

Distribution. Specimens were examined from Cuba ( USNM), Dominican Republic ( CMNH), Jamaica ( USNM), and Puerto Rico ( TW, UPR, CMNH). Dear (1985) listed this species from Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Florida Keys. This species is rare in museum collections, but I commonly collected it in tropical habitat on the edge of the University of Puerto Rico campus.

Discussion. Dear listed C. minima  in the Florida Keys, but he may have been mistaken. A specimen identified by him as C. minima  in USNM is in fact C. aldrichi  . I examined numerous C. aldrichi  from the Florida Keys, but never found C. minima  there.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

CMNH

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Cochliomyia

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Cochliomyia minima Shannon

Whitworth, Terry 2010
2010
Loc

Cochliomyia minima:

Dear 1985: 136
1985
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Cochliomyia minima

Hall 1948: 148
Shannon 1926: 124
1926