Ommatius neotenellus, Bromley, 1936

Scarbrough, A. G., 2010, An overview of the Afrotropical Ommatiinae (Diptera: Asilidae) with a key to genera, Zootaxa 2540, pp. 1-47: 24-25

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310848

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310848

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038C87F8-FF8B-FFF2-FF7B-6D1AE5ACFDA5

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ommatius neotenellus
status

 

Neotenellus   species group

Diagnosis. Small group of closely related species, largely distinguished by genital characters. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: Small blondish species with thin legs and weak bristles, wing venation, and unique terminalia. Wings hyaline, cell r 4 slightly sigmoid with R 4 at wing apex; coxae yellow or brownish-yellow; M 1 strongly arched basally; anepimeral bristle often long, thin, seta-like, sometimes lost. Male. Cercus with abundant, stout setae dorsally; epandrium apically curved or angled medially. Gonostylus rectangular, wide basally, 2/3–3/4 as wide as long in lateral view, narrow apically and hooked. Aedeagal sheath membranous, moderately inflated dorsally (epiphallus); distiphallus tubular, horizontal, slightly sigmoid. Gonocoxite admedial process long and narrow with 1 or 2 seta-like bristles apically. Female. Genital fork goblet-shaped with narrow sclerotized arms and membranous base, base usually folded posteriorly. Spermatheca reflected, base large, narrowed apically; ducts join common bursa separately.

Distribution. East Africa.

Remarks. Differs from congeners in the wing venation ( Figs. 58, 67, 73, 79, 83, 89) and the combined characters of the terminalia ( Figs. 59–63, 67–72, 74–78, 84–88, 90–94).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Ommatius