Calycomyza ecliptae Spencer, 1963

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina, 2019, Agromyzidae (Diptera: Schizophora) in the state of Pará: new species and new records in Brazil, Zootaxa 4624 (2), pp. 151-182: 160-161

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4624.2.1

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scientific name

Calycomyza ecliptae Spencer, 1963
status

 

Calycomyza ecliptae Spencer, 1963  

Phytobia (Calycomyza) ecliptae Spencer, 1963: 341   , 1973b: 41; Martinez & Etienne, 2002: 29.

Diagnosis. Wing length 1.6–2.1 mm; Fronto-orbital plate predominantly brown, only yellow in the lower half; face greyish; pedicel yellowish; legs brown, with apex of femur and base of tibia yellow on fore leg; calypter white with margin black, fringe black. Aedeagus (Fig. 57a in Spencer 1963): mesophallus elongated, wider basally; distiphallus strongly sclerotized, forming two curved tubes fused basally.

Host-plant. Asteraceae— Eclipta alba   (L.) Hassk.

Distribution. Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela ( Martinez & Etienne 2002).

Material examined. BRAZIL, Pará state, Belém: Universidade Federal do Pará ( UFPA), 1º28′25.0″S, 48º27′20.7″W, 10-II-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex lea of Eclipta alba   (10 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 10-II-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex lea of Eclipta alba   (12 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 21-V-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex lea of Eclipta alba   (3 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 21-V-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex leaf of Eclipta alba   (6 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 11-IV-2015, N. Monteiro [collector], ex lea of Eclipta alba   (2 ♂) GoogleMaps   ; same location, 11-IV-2015, N. Monteiro [collec- tor], ex lea of Eclipta alba   (2 ♀) GoogleMaps   .

Comments. Calycomyza ecliptae   is similar to the other species of this genus that have the distiphallus forming a pair of strongly sclerotized tubules, such as C. hyptidis Spencer   and C. verbesinae Spencer   , and it is differentiated primarily by the shape of the distiphallus. So far, the only known host-plant of this species is Eclipta alba   , and larvae form irregular   blotches on the surface of its leaves.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Calycomyza

Loc

Calycomyza ecliptae Spencer, 1963

Monteiro, Nilton Juvencio Santiago, Barbosa, Rodrigo Rendeiro & Esposito, Maria Cristina 2019
2019
Loc

Phytobia (Calycomyza) ecliptae

Martinez, M. & Etienne, J. 2002: 29
Spencer, K. A. 1973: 41
Spencer, K. A. 1963: 341
1963