Dicerura divaricata Fedotova, 2004

Jaschhof, Mathias & Spungis, Voldemars, 2018, Towards reliable identification of male Dicerura: descriptions of three new and seven poorly known species in the Palearctic region (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae, Porricondylinae), Zootaxa 4422 (1), pp. 85-103: 100

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.1.5

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6490461

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Dicerura divaricata Fedotova, 2004
status

 

Dicerura divaricata Fedotova, 2004  

This species is known from a single male collected in the Far East of Russia. From Fedotova’s (2004) illustrations it is obvious that the genitalia of this specimen are strongly distorted, so that details of their structure remain obscure. There is no doubt that the gonostylus has a distinct basomedial lobe and the ejaculatory apodeme a furcate apex, but those characters do not distinguish D. divaricata   from many other Dicerura   . Fedotova’s (2004: fig. 320.3) illustration of the tegmen of D. divaricata   suggests that this species might belong to the iridis   group. One is left with the hope that fresh specimens will be found that can be assigned to this species and serve to describe its specific traits.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Cecidomyiidae

Genus

Dicerura