Elcaribe obscurus (Coquillett)

Webb, Donald W. & Metz, Mark A., 2006, A Revision of the New World Genera Brachylinga Irwin and Lyneborg and Lysilinga Irwin and Lyneborg (Diptera: Therevidae: Therevinae) with the Description of a New Genus, Elcaribe Webb, Zootaxa 1288 (1288), pp. 1-241: 182-185

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Elcaribe obscurus (Coquillett)
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New Combination

Elcaribe obscurus (Coquillett)   New Combination

(Figs. 228, 242, 256, 270, 284, 298, 312, 326, 339, 351, 360)

obscura Coquillett (1893:229   orig. desc.), Kröber (1911:501 fem. key, 517 add. desc.; 1913:33

dist.; 1914:41 fem. key, 49 add. desc.; 1928a:6 dist., 12 fem. key) ( Psilocephala   ). Type locality

Jamaica, Kingston. Holotype female in MCZ. New Combination. squamosa Hardy (1943:24   orig. desc., 25 Figs. 1a ant., 1b male genit.) ( Psilocephala   ). Type locality

United States, Florida, Key West. Holotype male in SEMC. New synonym.  

The male holotype of Psilocephala squamosa Hardy   was compared with males of Elcaribe obscurus (Coquillett)   and found to be conspecific based on the lack of an anterodorsal patch of dark, short setae on the gena; lacking anteroventral and posteroventral macrosetae on the midfemur; in having elongate, dark macrosetae along the ventromedial margin of the gonocoxite; in lacking a posteromedial projection ventrally on the gonocoxite; in having the gonocoxite in ventral view attenuate; the posterior margin of the hypoproct moderately emarginate; and the ejaculatory apodeme cylindrical anteriorly and in cross­section.

Diagnosis

Elcaribe obscurus   is taxonomically associated with E. laticornis   in lacking an anterodorsal patch of dark, short setae on the gena; in lacking anteroventral and posteroventral macrosetae on the midfemur; in having elongate, dark macrosetae along the ventromedial margin of the gonocoxite ( Fig. 242); and in lacking a posteromedial projection ( Fig. 242) ventrally on the gonocoxite. Elcaribe obscurus   differs from E. laticornis   in having the gonocoxite in ventral view ( Fig. 242) attenuate with the medial macrosetae thin; the posterior margin of the hypoproct (Fig. 228) moderately emarginate; and the ejaculatory apodeme ( Fig. 298) cylindrical anteriorly and circular in cross­section.

Redescription of male

Variation (n=10).

Body length 4.8–6.2, 5.4 mm.

Head. Ommatidia smaller ventrally and laterally. Frons pruinescence white, brownish gray dorsally; setae dark brown. Antenna dark brown, pruinescence on scape gray. Parafacial pruinescence brownish gray. Maxillary palpus yellow; setae pale yellow. Genal setae white. Occipital setae white becoming lanceolate, appressed dorsally along margin of eye.

Thorax. Macrosetae 3 np, 2 sa, 1 pa, 2 dc, 2 sc. Mesonotum brownish gray; setae black, elongate intermixed with pale gold, lanceolate, subappressed setae. Pleuron pruinescence gray; setae white on propleuron, anepisternum, katepisternum, metanepisternum, and laterotergite, pale gold on scutellum. Wing. Membrane pale brown; veins pale brown; pterostigma pale brown slightly darker than membrane; cell m 3 closed, petiolate. Halter pale whitish yellow. Legs. Femora dark brown; ventral setae white on fore­ and midfemora with anteroventral row of dark brown setae on forefemur; av 2–4:0:2–6, pv 0:0:1–2. Tibiae dark yellowish brown, apex dark reddish brown. Tarsomeres 1–3 dark yellowish brown, apex dark reddish brown; 4–5 dark reddish brown.

Abdomen. Dark brown, pruinescence whitish gray; dorsal setae white, appressed. Terminalia   (MEI 040308) dark yellowish brown, pruinescence white. Tergite 8 and epandrium (Fig. 228), setae dark brown. Sternite 8 ( Fig. 242) rectangular, sides rounded, posterior margin emarginate. Hypoproct (Fig. 228) quadrate, posterior margin emarginate; apicoventral surface flat. Gonocoxite ventral view ( Fig. 242), basal third bulbous, basomedial lobe large becoming attenuate apically, setae dark yellow (occasionally dark brown) with anteromedial patch of short black setae, medial margin with elongate, black macrosetae and scattered macrosetae apically; dorsal view ( Fig. 256) gonocoxal bridge large; lateral view ( Fig. 270) broad basally, apical two­thirds attenuate; ventral lobe ( Fig. 242) with ventral spines. Gonostylus (Fig. 284), basodorsal projection short, convex; ventral margin broadly rounded, setae yellow, not extended apically in distinct tuft; fine short spines abundant laterally. Aedeagus with dorsal apodeme ( Fig. 298) quadrate, posterolateral margin slightly expanded; ventral apodeme (Fig. 312) short, broad, anterior margin truncate; distiphallus dorsal view ( Fig. 298) short, thick, tapered apically to rounded point; lateral view ( Fig. 326) short, thick, curved ventrally at 90° angle, subapical hood absent; ejaculatory apodeme ( Fig. 298) with anterior half narrow, tapered anteriorly, extending beyond anterior margin of dorsal apodeme, anterior margin pointed, in crosssection cylindrical.

Female

Similar to male except for following.

Variation (n=10).

Body length 4.0–6.6, 5.4 mm.

Head. Frons brownish gray, silver brown dorsolateral to antennal base; setae dark brown over entire frons.

Thorax. Macrosetae 3 np, 2 sa, 1 pa, 2 dc, 2 sc. Wing. Halter pale whitish yellow to pale brown. Legs. Anteroventral macrosetae 0–2:0:3–5, pv 0:0:1–2.

Abdomen. Dark reddish brown glossy, tergite 1 with pruinescence brownish gray; tergites 2–3 with yellowish brown posterior margin; tergite 4 with posterior margin yellowish brown, separated medially by dark reddish brown area; tergite 5 with posterior half yellowish brown, separated medially by dark reddish brown area; tergite 6 yellowish brown posterolaterally; dorsal setae dark reddish brown, short, appressed, tergite 1 with white, elongate, appressed setae across posterior margin; lateral setae dark reddish brown. Terminalia   (MEI 039636). Sternite 8 ( Fig. 339) with short anteromedial projection. Furca (Fig. 351) quadrate, posterior margin rounded; length 0.42 mm, width 0.26 mm; posteromedial projection short, anteromedial and anterolateral projections short. Common duct (Fig. 351) shorter than furca. Spermathecal duct (Fig. 351) sac­like posteriorly before becoming thread­like.

Variation. Abdomen. Posterior margin dark yellow on tergites 2–4, tergites 5–7 with posterior three­fourths of tergites dark yellow (MEI 042952); posterior margin dark yellow on tergites 2–3; tergites 4–7 with dark yellow posterolateral area (MEI 040182).

Immature Stages. One female (MEI 040871) has been reared from a larva collected at St. James, Montego Bay, Flanders Beach, Jamaica from soil.

Distribution Elcaribe obscurus   is known from southern Florida and the Dry Tortugas, the Cayman

Islands in the West Indies, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica ( Fig. 360).

Habitats and phenology

Elcaribe obscurus   has been handnetted in dry scrub and on a variety of plants ( Borrichia frutoscens   (L.) DC., Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle   , Ficus aurea Nutt.   , Flaveria linearis Lag.   , Ipomoea spp.   leaves, Lippia nodiflora   (L.) Michx., Opuntia sp.   , and cotton blooms) or sweepnetting roadside weeds; at or in light traps (mercury vapor, ultraviolet); in Malaise traps; and in human feces. Adults have been collected from December to August, and October.

Specimens examined

Type specimen. The holotype female (MEI 140015) of Psilocephala obscura Coquillett   is labeled " KINGSTON, JAMAICA " (Type Number 7566) and is in the MCZ. The holotype male of Psilocephala squamosa Hardy   is labeled "Key West, Florida, July 20, 1939, A. T. Hardy” and is in the SEMC. Other specimens. DOMINICAN RE PUBLIC. I NDEPENDENCIA. 4 km S Los Pinos, Loma de Vientos [18.583, ­71.77], 12.X.1991, Davidson, R., Young, C., Thompson, S., Rawlins, J., 4♂ MEI 030383, 030389, 030396, 030412 (CMNH), arid deciduous forest with pastures; 23.VII.1992, 1♂ MEI 030451 (CMNH). PEDERNALES. Cabo Rojo, Alcoa [17.904, ­71.673], 3.VII.1998, Woodruff, R., Baraowski, R., 2♂ MEI 115917, 115919 (FSCA), blacklight trap. JAMAICA. Baron Hill, 18.III.1931, Bell, E. L., 1♂ MEI 048020 (MEIC); Kingston near Gunboat Beach, The Palisadoes [17.933, ­76.767], 0 m, 3.III.1984, Woodley, N. E., 2♀ MEI 048161–2 (USNM); St. Catherine, Twickenham Park, Spanish Town, Jamaica School of Agriculture [18, ­76.95], 18.VI.1970, Farnsworth, E. G., 1♂ MEI 040240 (FSCA), light trap; St. Elisabeth, Black River [18.03, ­77.85], 27.II.1986, MEI, 1♂ MEI 040870 (MEIC); St. James, Montego Bay, Flanders Beach [18.47, ­77.92], 23.II.1986, MEI, 1♀ MEI 040871 (MEIC), sieved from soil; Trelawny, Duncans [18.47, ­77.54], 13.VIII.1985, E ickwort, G. C., 1♀ MEI 073539 (CUIC); Westmoreland, South West Point [18.2, ­78.25], 26.II.1984, Woodley, N. H., 1♂ MEI 048160 (USNM), dry scrub. UNITED STATES. FLORIDA. Dade County: Miami [25.774, ­80.194], 3 m, 27.XI.1932, Rainwater, C. F., 1♀ MEI 037101 (USNM), cotton bloom; 3 m, 13.I.1942, Pechuman, L. L., 1♂ MEI 037014 (CUIC). Monroe County: Long Key, 24.III.1957, Evans, H. E., Matthews, E. G., 1♀ MEI 040161 (CUIC); 16.VI.1953, Link, G. D., 1♀ MEI 003702 (FSCA); 3.2 km NE Tavernier [25.03, ­80.5], 20.VI.1973, Heppner, Powell, J., 3♂ MEI 039633, 039635, 039637, 3♀ 039634, 039636, 039638 (EMEC), at light; Bahia Honda Key [24.668, ­81.265], 2 m, 2.V.1986, Steiner, W., Bogar, D., 1♀ MEI 048179 (USNM); between Bahia Honda Key and Big Pine Key, at High Bridge Key [24.65, ­81.3], 4.VI.1986, Powell, J., 2♂ MEI 081400, 081405, 2♀ MEI 081402, 081415 (EMEC), associated with Borrichia frutoscens   ; Big Pine Key [24.67, ­81.36], Link, O. D., 1♂ MEI 003698 (FSCA); 15.VI.1953, Link, O. D., 1♀ MEI 003697 (FSCA); 16.VI.1953, 1♂ MEI 003699, 2♀ 003700–1 (FSCA); 31.XII.1953, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 003745 (FSCA); 30.XII.1954, 2♂ MEI 037107–8 (USNM); 9.VI.1960, Woodruff, R. E., 1♀ MEI 003696 (FSCA); 31.XII.1961, Bush, G. L., 1♂ MEI 134937 (MSUC); 4.IV.1963, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 003685 (FSCA); 7.XII.1970, Pierce, W. H., 1♂ MEI 040158 (FSCA), sweepnetted; 17.XI.1975, O’Brien, C. W., 1♂ MEI 112108 (CAS); 3.VII.1978, Stange, L. A., 1♀ MEI 040916 (FSCA), yellow pan; 29.III.1979, Riley, E. C., LeDoux, D., 1♂ MEI 039653 (UMRM); 1.IV.1983, Porter, C., Stange, L., 2♀ MEI 128281–2 (FSCA); 23.III.1987, Stange, L., 1♀ MEI 128279 (INHS); 29.VII.1991, Stange, L. A., 1♂ MEI 128386 (FSCA); Boca Chica Key [24.58, ­ 81.69], 10.X.1970, Pierce, W. H., 2♂ MEI 040174, 040183, 1♀ 040170 (INHS); 23.I.1971, Pierce, W. H., 1♂ MEI 040167 (FSCA), sweeping roadside weeds; Fleming Key [24.399, ­ 81.795], 4.VI.1979, Acree, J. A., Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128411 (FSCA), flight trap; 6.VI.1979, 1♂ MEI 128405 (FSCA), flight trap; 17.VII.1979, 1♀ MEI 128323 (FSCA), flight trap; Grassy Key [24.617, ­81.728], 29.VII.1962, Mead, F. W., 1♂ MEI 003690, 1♀ 003689 (FSCA); 3.IV.1966, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 003686 (FSCA); 31.XII.1966, 1♂ MEI 003688 (FSCA), Opuntia sp.   ; Islamorada [24.933, ­80.625], 12.I.1987, Stange, L., Porter, C., 1♂ MEI 128412 (FSCA); Key Largo [25.13, ­80.41], 26.II.1956, Weems, Jr., H. V., 7♂ MEI 003732–5, 003748 (FSCA), 037110–11 (USNM), 2♀ MEI 037109 (USNM), 109301 (FSCA); 26.XII.1956, Weems, C., 1♂ MEI 003746 (FSCA); 10.IV.1961, Knowles, J. H., Weems, Jr., H. V., 4♀ MEI 003693–5, 003713 (FSCA); 2.IV.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♀ MEI 003684 (FSCA), Lippia nodiflora   ; 4.XII.1970, Powell, J., 1♂ MEI 039632 (EME C); 23.III.1978, Stange, L. A., 1♂ MEI 041089, 2♀ 040915, 040917 (FSCA); 2 m, 24.VI.1978, Smith, C. L., 1♀ MEI 040913 (UGCA); 18.X.1980, Stange, L. A., 1♀ MEI 128273 (FSCA); 17.X.1931, Harous, G. D., 1♂ MEI 003682 (FSCA), Citrus aurantifolia   ; 21.X.1931, Adams, B. F., 1♂ MEI 003683 (FSCA); 20.VII.1939, Oman, 1♂ MEI 037106, 1♀ 037095 (USNM); 27.XII.1951, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 037114 (USNM), Flaveria linearis   ; 30.XII.1951, 1♂ MEI 037113 (USNM); 19.V.1953, Link, O. D., 1♀ MEI 003703 (FSCA), Ficus aurea   ; 20.V.1955, Warner, W. W., 1♀ MEI 037098 (EMEC); 6.II.1969, Riley, C. V., 1♂ MEI 037104, 1♀ MEI 037094 (USNM); 30.V.1970, Pierce, W. H., 2♂ ME I 040168, 040173 (FSCA), Ipomoea sp.   ; –. X.1970 2♂ MEI 040172, 040177, 1♀ 040171 (FSCA), sweepnetted; 30.V.1971, 2♀ MEI 040176, 040182 (FSCA), Ipomoea sp.   ; 12.II.1972, Pierce, W. H., 3♂ MEI 040163, 040165–6, 1♀ 040169 (FSCA); 26.V.1978, Stange, L. A., 3♂ MEI 041070, 041080, 041082, 3♀ 042001–3 (FSCA); 28.V.1978, 1♂ MEI 037105, 1♀ 037096 (USNM); 14.II.1971, Pierce, W. H., 4♂ MEI 040150, 040178, 040184, 040187 (FSCA), sweepnetted; 6.VI.1970, 3♂ MEI 040181, 040160, 040186, 2♀ 040185, 040188 (FSCA), sweepnetted; Knights Key [24.705, ­81.12], 11.VI.1968, Wood, F. E., 1♀ MEI 037070 (USNM); Lower Matecumbe Key [24.867, ­80.667], 18.VI.1965, O’Brien, C. W., O’Brien, L., 1♂ MEI 039639, 1♀ 040162 (CAS); Marathon Key [24.71, ­ 81.1], 18.XII.1977, Belmont, R. A., 1♂ MEI 041048 (FSCA); Pacet Key [Little Duck Key, Duck Key] [24.681, ­81.232], 19.VIII.1968, Hevel, G. F., 1♂ MEI 048193 (USNM); Plantation Key [24.97, ­80.55], 27.II.1955, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♀ MEI 003744 (FSCA); 17.VII.1963, Denmark, H. A., 1♀ MEI 003687 (FSCA), blacklight; 1.I.1967, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 003660, 1♀ MEI 003681 (FSCA), blacklight; 8.IV.1968, 34♂ MEI 040283–316, 5♀ 040317–21 (FSCA); 10.IV.1968, 1♀ MEI 040322 (FSCA); 28.XII.1982, 1♀ MEI 128283 (FSCA); Stock Island [24.572, ­81.741], 30.VII.1961, Woodruff, R. E., 1♀ MEI 003662 (FSCA); 27.V.1971, Pierce, W. H., 1♂ MEI 040180 (CNC), blacklight; 28.I.1972, Pierce, W. H., 1♂ MEI 040175 (FSCA), blacklight; 24.XII.1972, Dodge, H. R., 1♀ MEI 040164 (CNC), in human feces; Tavernier, Key Largo [25.01, ­80.52], 18.VI.1965, O’Brien, C. W., 1♀ MEI 039640 (CAS); Upper Key Largo [25.27, ­80.31], 28.III.1979, Riley, E. D., LeDoux, 1♂ MEI 039656 (UMRM); Vaca Key [24.71, ­81.07], 28.XII.1955, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 037112 (USNM); West Summerland Key [24.649, ­81.261], 24.III.1978, Stange, L. A., 51♂ MEI 041081, 041031–3, 041035–49, 041051, 041053–68, 041071–9, 041083–8, 8♀ 041090–5, 041097–8 (FSCA); Bahia Honda State Park [24.67, ­81.26], Woodruff, R. E., 1–4.III.1973, 1♂ MEI 041034, 3♀ 042050–3 (FSCA), blacklight; 25.III.1987, Eickwort, Spielholz, 3♂ MEI 073533–4, 073542 (CUIC); Key Largo, Tavernier [25.01, ­80.53], 4.XII.1912, Knab, F. K., 1♂ MEI 037103 (USNM); Metacumbe Key, [24.9, ­80.68], 9.IV.1928, 2♂ MEI 040478–9 (MCZ); Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo [25.13, ­80.41], 22.III.1987, Eickwort, Spielholz, 2♀ MEI 073535–6 (CUIC); Vaca Key, Marathon & vicinity [24.713, ­81.091], 1 m, 27.VII.1967, Silberglied, R., 2♂ MEI 077626–7, 4♀ 077622–5 (MCZ), at light; Dry Tortugas National Park, East Key [24.65, ­82.805], 7.VI.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♀ MEI 128320 (FSCA); Garden Key [24.628, ­82.873], 19.VII.1936, Russell, J C., 1♀ MEI 128310 (FSCA); 23.VII.1936, 1♀ MEI 128309 (FSCA); 8.V.1961, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128373 (FSCA); Woodruff, R. E., 1♀ MEI 128322 (FSCA); 9.V.1961, 1♂ MEI 128360, 1♀ 128308 (FSCA); 10.V.1961, Mead, F. W., 1♂ MEI 128394, 128352, 2♀ 128318–9 (FSCA); 14.I.1962, Denmark, H. A., 1♂ MEI 128356 (FSCA); 12.VII.1963, 1♂ MEI 128357, 1♀ 128313 (FSCA); Loggerhead Key [24.632, ­82.921], 9.V.1961, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128348 (FSCA); 1.IX.1961, 1♂ MEI 128338 (FSCA), at light; 2.IX.1961, 6♂ MEI 128343–7, 128355, 1♀ 128321 (FSCA); 29.V.1962, 1♂ MEI 128336 (FSCA), at light; 31.V.1962, 14♂ MEI 128334–5, 128349–51, 128353, 128361–8, 3♀ 128314–6 (FSCA), at light; 1.VI.1962, 1♀ MEI 128327 (FSCA); 4.VI.1962, 1♀ MEI 128326 (FSCA); 5.VI.1962, 1♂ MEI 128337 (FSCA), at light; 6.VI.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., Woodruff, R. E., 3♂ MEI 128339–41 (FSCA), blacklight; 9.VI.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128342, 1♀ 128317 (FSCA); 11.IV.1963, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128354 (FSCA), blacklight; 11.VII.1963, 2♀ MEI 128311–2 (FSCA), light trap; 13.VII.1963, Denmark, H. A., 1♂ MEI 128358–9, 1♀ MEI 128307 (FSCA), sweepnetted; Dry Tortugas National Park, Marine Labor [24.64, ­82.88], 3♂ MEI 040475–7 (MCZ); Key Largo, [25.13, ­80.42], 2 m, 3.VI., Cross, W. H., 1♀ MEI 030498 (MEM), blacklight; Dry Tortugas. Bush Key [24.628, ­82.868], 9.V.1961, Weems, Jr., H. V., 3♂ MEI 128370–2 (FSCA); 10.VI.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., 11♂ MEI 128374–84 (FSCA); East Key [24.65, ­82.805], 7.VI.1962, Weems, Jr., H. V., 1♂ MEI 128369 (FSCA). WEST INDIES. GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND. [19.367, ­81.273], 26.III.1982, Giglioli, M. E., 1♀ MEI 056447 (UCD); [19.367, ­81.417], 21.VII–1.VIII.1986, Gicca, D., 5♂ MEI 128290, 128389–91, 128393 (FSCA), Malaise trap; The Common [19.38, ­ 81.398], 27.IV.1994, Mathis, W., 1♂ MEI 115613 (USNM); 4.8 km N Georgetown [19.341, ­81.389], 26.V.1975, Gurney, A. B., 1♀ MEI 048164 (USNM); 15.III–30.III.1965, McLintock, J. R., 1♀ MEI 039719 (CNC); Town Hall Cresent, West Bay [19.383, ­81.418], 21.VII–1.VIII.1986, Gicca, D., 6♀ MEI 128284–8, 128295 (FSCA), Malaise trap; W end Georgetown [19.29, ­81.39], 30.IV.1938, Lewis, C. B., Thompson, G. H., 1♀ MEI 109333 (BMNH), light trap. LITTLE CAYMAN ISLAND. Pirate’s Point [reef, 19.654, ­80.094], 16.VII.1975, Askew, R. R., 1♂ MEI 109344 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 18.VII.1975, 1♂ MEI 109348 (BMNH), mercury light, 9♂ MEI 119668–9, 119700–1, 119732–3, 119764–6, 8♀ MEI 119616–7, 119619, 119659–60, 119662, 119665, 119667 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 19.VII.1975, 8♂ MEI 109363, 119673–4, 119705, 119737–8, 119769–70, 2♀ 119618, 119661 (BMNH); 19–20.VII.1975, 5♂ MEI 109335–6, 119648, 119653 (BMNH), 119639 (INHS), mercury vapor light; 27.VII.1975, 1♂ MEI 109349, 2♀ MEI 109346–7 (BMNH), mercury vapor light; 28–29.VII.1975, 15♂ MEI 109356–8, 109361, 119638, 119651, 119698–9, 119730–1, 119762–3, 119793–4, 119795 (INHS), 10♀ 109350–1, 109362, 119637, 119643, 119645, 119652, 119655 (BMNH), 119644, 119647 (INHS), Malaise trap; 1♂ MEI 109352 (BMNH), mercury vapor light; 30.VII–1.VIII.1975, 8♂ MEI 119671–2, 119703–4, 119735, 119768 (BMNH), 119736, 119767 (INHS), 4♀ 119657–8, 119663, 119666 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 1.VIII.1975, 3♂ MEI 109353–5 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 2–5.VIII.1975, 1♀ MEI 109360 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 7–9.VIII.1975, 10♂ MEI 119640–1, 119646, 119650, 119654, 119656, 119670, 119702, 119734 (BMNH), 119649 (INHS), 3♀ 109342–3, 119664 (BMNH), Malaise trap; 7–9.VIII.1975, Askew, R. R., Royal Society ­ CIG Expedition, (BMNH), Malaise trap; S coast South Town [19.66, ­80.08], 29.V.1938, Lewis, C. B., Thompson, G. H., 1♂ MEI 109337 (BMNH), light trap; 30.V.1938, 2♂ MEI 109331 (BMNH), 109334 (INHS), 1♀ 109338 (BMNH), light trap. CAYMAN BRAC ISLAND. West end Cotton Tree Lane [19.699, ­79.88], 22.V.1938, Lewis, C.B., Thompson, G.H., 1♂ MEI 109332 (BMNH), light trap; Tibbets Turn [19.72, ­79.81], 3.II.1985, Banks, F., 1♂ MEI 056449 (UCD).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Therevidae

Genus

Elcaribe

Loc

Elcaribe obscurus (Coquillett)

Webb, Donald W. & Metz, Mark A. 2006
2006
Loc

obscura

Krober, O. 1911: 501
Coquillett, D. W. 1893: 229
1893