Michotamia Macquart

Scarbrough, A. G., 2010, An overview of the Afrotropical Ommatiinae (Diptera: Asilidae) with a key to genera, Zootaxa 2540, pp. 1-47: 22

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310842

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310842

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87F8-FF89-FFFF-FF7B-6B45E293FCD7

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scientific name

Michotamia Macquart
status

 

Michotamia Macquart  

Figs. 4, 10, 52–57, 107

Michotamia Macquart, 1838: 72   [1839: 188]. Type species Michotamia analis Macquart, 1838   , by monotypy. Daniels 1989: 333; Kertész 1909: 307; Hull 1962: 438; Oldroyd 1960: 298, 1972: 130, 1975: 30; 1980: 347; Joseph & Parui 1998: 169; Scarbrough & Hill 2000: 349.

Allocotosia Schiner, 1866: 845   . Type species Asilus auratus Fabricius, 1794   , by original designation.

Allocotasia Wulp, 1872: 249   . Variant spelling error.

Diagnosis. Michotamia   is distinguished by the unusually long flagellum ( Fig. 4); short, stout postocular bristles ( Fig. 10), the low mesonotum, ca. 2/5 as high as long; preapical scutellar groove absent; short seta-like dorsocentrals and usually short cell m 1 ( Fig. 52); abdomen elongated, clavate, tapered to narrow apex. The genus is further distinguished by the combined characters of the terminalia ( Figs. 53–57).

Distribution. Afrotropical (confined to Madagascar), Oriental, and Australasian Regions.

Remarks. Michotamia   remains relatively unchanged since its original description. No species has been reported from Continental Africa. Michotamia coarctata   is only from Madagascar ( Fig. 107).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Michotamia Macquart

Scarbrough, A. G. 2010
2010
Loc

Allocotasia

Wulp, F. M. van der 1872: 249
1872
Loc

Allocotosia

Schiner, J. R. 1866: 845
1866
Loc

Michotamia

Scarbrough, A. G. & Hill, H. D. 2000: 349
Joseph, A. N. T. & Parui, P. 1998: 169
Daniels, G. 1989: 333
Oldroyd, H. 1980: 347
Oldroyd, H. 1975: 30
Oldroyd, H. 1972: 130
Hull, F. M. 1962: 438
Oldroyd, H. 1960: 298
Kertesz, K. 1909: 307
Macquart, P. J. M. 1838: 72
1838