Abstract

The sciomyzid genus Colobaea Zetterstedt is characterized with notes on synonymy and a diagnosis. The distribution of the known species is summarized, a new species, C. nigroaristata sp.n., is described and included in a key to the species.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract

Coremacera fabricii, nom.n. is suggested as a new name for Coremacera cincta (Fabricius) described originally as Musca cincta Fabricius and preoccupied by Musca cincta Müller. The diagnostic characters of Melina alpina Frey are completed and the species is referred to the genus Pherbellia R.-D. The following synonymy is stated on the basis of the type specimen examinations: Phaeomyia pictifrons Becker = Pelidnoptera fuscipennis (Meigen), Sciomyza conjungens Enderlein = Pherbellia alpina (Frey), Ditaenia uliginosa Enderlein = Pherbellia brunnipes (Meigen), Sciomyza atripedella Boheman = Pherbellia griseola (Fallén), Dasypleura latigena Enderlein and Dasypleura palaestinensis Enderlein = Pherbellia pilosa (Hendel). The detailed study of the original descriptions and figures published by Harris (1780) resulted in establishing the oldest name Elgiva solicita (Harris), comb.n. for Elgiva sundewalli Kloet & Hincks, 1945 and into a further three synonyms: Musca crocus Harris = Knutsonia albiseta (Scopoli), Musca tristis Harris = Coremacera marginata (Fabricius) and Musca varicus Harris = Limnia unguicornis (Scopoli). Musca punctata Fabricius (= Pherbellia schoenherri (Fallén)) represents only a primary homonym of Musca punctata Poda.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract

Descriptions of the male and larva of the Oriental soldier fly Camptopteromyia fractipennis de Meijere are given. Adults were reared from larvae collected inside internodes of bamboo in Malaysia. Distinguishing characters of the adults, larvae and puparia are described and illustrated. Notes are provided on the biology of C. fractipennis, and the systematic position of the genus is briefly discussed.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract

The Oriental species of the Hermetia bicolor group are revised. Of four species recognized two are described as new: H. pahangensis sp.n. from Malaysia and P. woodleyi sp.n. from the Philippines. Descriptions, illustrations of the male terminalia and distribution data are given and an identification key to all the species is included.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Culcua

is characterized as a well separated genus of the subfamily Pachygastrinae. In addition to the haired eyes and the unusually short vein R

2+3

, a new autapomorphic character (an additional tube in the phallic complex) is defined. Only two valid species were previously recognized, both distributed exclusively in the Oriental Region. Our revisional study of material from several institutions resulted in the description of 7 new species and one resurrection from synonymy.

Culcua argentea

sp.n. is described from Laos,

C. chaineyi

sp.n. from Malaysia,

C. fasciata

sp.n. from the Philippines,

C. kolibaci

from Laos, Malaysia and Thailand,

C. kovaci

sp.n. from Laos and Thailand,

C. normani

sp.n. from East Malaysia and

C. ornans

from India.

C. albopilosa

(Matsumura) from Taiwan is considered to be distinct from the type species of the genus,

C. simulans

Walker, being distributed in Malaysia.

C. nigra

Brunetti described from Laos is also recorded from Thailand. Two new species are documented by colour illustrations, three additional species by colour photographs and figures of diagnostic characters of all the treated species are included. An identification key to the all known species of

Culcua

is added.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract

All Oriental and Australasian/Oceanic species of Pegadomyia are re-examined. A detailed study of the generic characters shows that Pegadomyia actually contains two easily diagnosed genera: Pegadomyia Kertész, 1916 and Pseudopegadomyia gen. n. Pegadomyia now includes the type species P. pruinosa Kertész, 1916 (occurring in Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand) and three new species: P. ceylonica sp.n. (from Sri Lanka), P. nana sp.n. (from Laos) and P. nasuta sp.n. (from Malaysia). Pseudopegadomyia contains Ps. jamesi sp.n. (based on a type series from the Philippines) and two species originally belonging to Pegadomyia: Ps. glabra (Bezzi, 1928), comb.n. (Fiji Is.) and Ps. nuda (James, 1948), comb.n. (Australasian Region and Philippine Is.). Figures of the diagnostic characters of all treated species are included. Identification keys and a map showing the distribution of all species of both genera are presented.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution

Abstract

Oxycerina gen.n. (Stratiomyidae: Stratiomyinae), including three new species, O. hauseri sp.n., O. merzi sp.n. and O. sabaha sp.n., is described from the Oriental Region and compared with related genera of Stratiomyinae and Raphiocerinae. The monotypic genus Scapanocnema Enderlein, 1914 is considered to be a synonym of Odontomyia Meigen, 1803; S. spathulipes Enderlein, 1914 and O. latitibia Rozkošný & Kovac, 1994 are considered to be new synonyms of O. luteiceps de Meijere, 1911. Cyrtopus Bigot, 1883, is also proposed as a synonym of Odontomyia, resulting in new or resurrected combinations for the species O. fastuosa (Bigot, 1883), O. magnifica Lachaise & Lindner, 1973, and O. smaragdifera (Lindner, 1938). Timorimyia Frey, 1934 is proposed as a new synonym of Acanthasargus White, 1914, resulting in A. bidentatus (Frey, 1934), comb.n. A key to the genera of the Oriental Stratiomyinae and Raphiocerinae is presented.

In: Insect Systematics & Evolution