Psychoda (Tinearia) alternata +Say, 1824

Kvifte, Gunnar Mikalsen, Stokkan, Morten & Wagner, Ruediger, 2016, Review of the Psychodinae from Mallorca, Spain, with description of Pericomaunipennata, sp. n. (Diptera, Psychodidae), ZooKeys 577, pp. 149-160: 155-156

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.577.7679

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scientific name

Psychoda (Tinearia) alternata +Say, 1824
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Diptera Psychodidae

Psychoda (Tinearia) alternata +Say, 1824 

Literature record.

Wagner (2004).

New record.

Esporles, town fountain, 39.669519°N, 2.576953°E, 10.ii.2015, G.Kvifte leg. 1♀ (ZMFK).

Remarks.

Tinearia  Schellenberg, 1803 was treated as a genus by Wagner (2004) following Ježek (1977). This species group is undoubtedly monophyletic, however based on morphology and some analyses of molecular data it appears to be deeply nested within Psychoda  s.l. ( Vaillant 1990, Espindola et al. 2012, Kvifte and Andersen 2012, Kvifte unpubl.). Inclusion of Tinearia  as a subgenus within Psychoda  would thus allow ease of identification of monophyletic units, whereas recognising Tinearia  as a separate taxon would render Psychoda  paraphyletic. For a discussion of the monophyly criterion in supraspecific taxonomy, see Komarek and Beutel (2006).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Psychodidae

Genus

Psychoda