Cophinopoda Hull

Scarbrough, A. G., 2010, An overview of the Afrotropical Ommatiinae (Diptera: Asilidae) with a key to genera, Zootaxa 2540, pp. 1-47: 9

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310818

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5310818

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Cophinopoda Hull
status

 

Cophinopoda Hull  

Figs. 2, 8, 19–23, 107

Cophinopoda Hull 1958: 251   . Type species: Asilus chinensis Fabricius, 1794   , by original designation. Hull 1962: 438; Martin 1964: 306; Oldroyd 1980: 346; Daniels 1989: 333; Tsacas & Artigas 1994: 447; Scarbrough & Hill 2000.

Diagnosis. In addition to characters in the key, Cophinopoda   is distinguished by the large robust body (30+ mm), dense long setae on ventral 1/2 of face, metanotum just above the halter base and posterior corner of scutellum with small tuft of pale setae, shallow preapical scutellar groove, pair of stout anepimeral bristles, and combined characters of the terminalia of both sexes ( Figs. 19–23).

Distribution. Madagascar and nearby islands.

Remarks. Cophinopoda   remains unchanged since its original description. Recent studies have clarified diagnostic characters, added keys, and illustrations of the terminalia ( Tsacas & Artigas 1994, Scarbrough & Hill 2000). Presently 5 species are reported ( Fig. 107): C. aldabraensis Tsacas & Artigas, 1994   [Aldabra and Cosmoledo Is.]; C. borbonica Tsacas & Artigas, 1994   [ Reunion Is.]; C. matilei Tsacas & Artigas, 1994   [ Maurice Is.]; C. pulchripes   [ Madagascar; Aldabra, Comoro Is., Europa Is., Sainte-Marie Is., Seychelles, Yemen ( Socotra)], and C. mayottae Bigot, 1859   [Comoro Is.] ( Tsacas & Artigas 1994; Londt per. Comm.). None are known from the African continent.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Cophinopoda Hull

Scarbrough, A. G. 2010
2010
Loc

Cophinopoda

Tsacas, L. & Artigas, J. N. 1994: 447
Daniels, G. 1989: 333
Oldroyd, H. 1980: 346
Martin, C. H. 1964: 306
Hull, F. M. 1962: 438
Hull, F. M. 1958: 251
1958