Ephydra Fallén,

Mathis, Wayne N. & Marinoni, Luciane, 2016, Revision of Ephydrini Zetterstedt (Diptera: Ephydridae) from the Americas south of the United States, Zootaxa 4116 (1), pp. 1-110: 88

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4116.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:22D15539-E49E-4D6C-BFCF-D4DBC72BA640

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/967487E2-FFC7-FFC4-FF4D-9CCEF9B3FB05

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Plazi

scientific name

Ephydra Fallén
status

 

Subgenus Ephydra Fallén 

See generic synonymy.

Diagnosis. The subgenus Ephydra  is distinguished from other subcongeners by the following combination of characters:

Head: Cruciate, interfrontal setae 1 pair, well developed.

Thorax: Coloration of mesonotum generally shiny, at least partially; crossvein dm-cu merged with vein CuA 1 at nearly right angle.

Abdomen: Male terminalia with surstyli relatively stout and distally blunt; gonite bearing 2 very characteristically placed, subapical setae; aedeagus swollen at base or with strongly recurved basal process.

Distribution. See generic treatment.

Remarks. This subgenus comprises all species of Ephydra  except E. gracilis  , the only species of the subgenus Halephydra. All species of the Western Hemisphere belong to either of two species groups: the glauca and riparia  groups. Both groups are represented by a single species in the geographic area being treated.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ephydridae