Pentachaeta physopus McAlpine

McAlpine, David K., 2014, Review of the Australian Genus Pentachaeta (Diptera: Heleomyzidae), with Descriptions of Nine New Species, Records of the Australian Museum 66 (5), pp. 247-264: 263-264

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1631

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FB4387C4-FFB1-FFCD-FC51-FB486D7920BD

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Carolina

scientific name

Pentachaeta physopus McAlpine
status

 

Pentachaeta physopus McAlpine  

Figs 43, 44 View Figures 43, 44

Pentachaeta physopus McAlpine 1985: 213–215   , figs 18–23.

Type material. Holotype ♂. New South Wales: Mooney Mooney Creek, near Gosford [c. 33°26'S 151°15'E], 20.xi.1975, D.K.M. ( AM K72569 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes. See McAlpine (1985).

Description

See McAlpine (1985).

Distribution. New South Wales:coastal and subcoastal districts from Allyn River to Nelligen district; also Blue Mountains.

Notes

Among the species with all tibiae much thickened in that sex, males can be distinguished by having the palpus entirely pale yellow and fore tarsus entirely dark brown to black. The form of the surstylus and cercus ( Figs 43, 44 View Figures 43, 44 ) is very different from that of related species. Females differ from those of all other species of the genus in their entirely dark fore tibia and tarsus, and from those of some related species in the entirely pale palpus (clean, non-greasy specimens).

left lateroventral view. Scale for both figs = 0.1 mm.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. I am indebted to John C. Martin for the photograph of Pentachaeta pinguis   . Helen M. Smith critically treated the manuscript and arranged the illustrations. Names of collectors appear in the introduction.

AM

Australian Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Heleomyzidae

Genus

Pentachaeta

Loc

Pentachaeta physopus McAlpine

McAlpine, David K. 2014
2014
Loc

Pentachaeta physopus

McAlpine, D 1985: 215
1985