Penthetria longa ( Heer, 1849 ), Handlirsch, 1907

Skartveit, John & Krizmanić, Katarina, 2020, Revision of fossil Bibionidae (Insecta: Diptera) from the Miocene of Radoboj, Croatia, Zootaxa 4759 (3), pp. 351-378: 356-357

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4759.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FBD53C14-07AA-4E01-9739-214680A1DE4C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3810475

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C6550F6A-9519-FF88-23B1-FD57FE1AE21E

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scientific name

Penthetria longa ( Heer, 1849 )
status

 

? Penthetria longa ( Heer, 1849)  

( Figs. 4 View FIGURE 4 , 24 View FIGURES 22–25. 22 )

Protomyia longa Heer, 1849: 233   .

Plecia longa (Heer) Loew, 1868: 184   .

Penthetria longa (Heer) Handlirsch, 1907: 960   .

Material: One male in NHMW, not the specimen depicted by Heer, probably non-type. The type described by Heer is a female. Heer mentioned one female in Graz and a detached wing in Vienna.

The specimen at hand is probably not part of the type series, and since it is a male while the type was a female, its identity is quite uncertain and the following redescription is very preliminary. The specimen is also too poorly preserved for a detailed description of its morphology.The genus placement of this species is also highly tentative, the wing venation might suggest genus Plecia   . It is tentatively placed in Penthetria   here due to its gracile habitus.

Male: Total length 13.1 mm

Head: Length 1.3 mm. Poorly preserved, dark brown.

Thorax: Length 3.3 mm. Dark brown.

Wing ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 22–25. 22 ): Length 11.6 mm, width 4.1 mm. Brownish fumose, veins rather weak.

Legs: Long and slender, brown. Fore femur length 3.6 mm, width 0.5 mm, fore tibia length 4.0 mm, width 0.33 mm, hind femur length 4.7 mm, width 0.4 mm, hind tibia length 4.0 mm.

Abdomen: Length 8.8 mm, width 2.1 mm. Brown.

Terminalia: Hypopygium width 1.3 mm. Gonostylus straight.

Female unknown.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Bibionidae

Genus

Penthetria

Loc

Penthetria longa ( Heer, 1849 )

Skartveit, John & Krizmanić, Katarina 2020
2020
Loc

Penthetria longa (Heer)

Handlirsch, A. 1907: 960
1907
Loc

Plecia longa (Heer)

Loew, H. 1868: 184
1868
Loc

Protomyia longa

Heer, O. 1849: 233
1849