Psacotes, Jean- Paul Haenni & Dalton de Souza Amorim, 2016

Jean- Paul Haenni & Dalton de Souza Amorim, 2016, Two new Afrotropical genera of Scatopsidae (Diptera), Mitteilungen Der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 89, pp. 127-142: 134

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.19262

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Psacotes
status

gen. nov.

Psacotes  gen. nov.

Type species. Rhexoza processa Cook, 1962  , by present designation.

Diagnosis.Supraantennal eye bridge broad. Antennal flagellum with 8flagellomeres, each with asingle irregular whorl of setae. Setae present on frons between antennae and eye-bridge. Palpus strongly developed, elongate, rounded apically. Antepronotum with aventral cleft extending dorsally to middle of sclerite. Spiracular sclerite elongate, rounded anterodorsally, more or less triangular posteriorly. Fold between M2 and M4 present on wing. Sperm pump lying free in abdomen, separated from male terminalia. Pilosity well developed, present on all sclerites except on lower pleura. Sternites 1–2 unsclerotized, sternite 3unsclerotized or very narrow in males, sternites 1–4 unsclerotized in female. Male genital capsule with well developed, elongate aedeagal plate, aedeagus short; female terminalia with tergite 10 divided into apair of lobes, sternite 8bearing apair of apically acute lateral lobes.

Etymology.The name of the genus is an anagram of Scatopse  ,the type-genus of the family. The gender is feminine.

Species included: P. processa ( Cook, 1962)  (Democratic Republic of Congo), P. gigantipalpus  sp. nov. (Tanzania), P. caudata  sp. nov. (Botswana).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Scatopsidae