Tritoxa, Loew, 1873

Sinclair, Bradley J., Macleod, Alyssa M. & Wheeler, Terry A., 2021, Revision of the Nearctic genus Tritoxa Loew (Diptera: Ulidiidae), Zootaxa 4920 (3), pp. 359-379: 377-378

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4920.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:20794FBC-E83E-419F-945D-4F94C6F9A47C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4478084

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AF8782-FFC6-FF9A-FF13-F92141FFFE77

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Tritoxa
status

 

Tritoxa   sp.

( Figs 13 View FIGURES 6–13 , 24 View FIGURES 24–26 )

Material examined. USA. California: Inyo Co., Deep Springs [37°22′N 117°59′W], Malaise trap 9A-3P, 24/ 25. v.1974, J. Slansky and M. Wasbauer (1♀, CSCA) GoogleMaps   ; Mono Co., Rock Ck Cpgd [37°28′N 118°43′W], 4.vii.1967, P.H. Arnaud (1♀, CAS) GoogleMaps   . Nevada: Lyon Co., 7 mi NW Wellington [38°45′N 119°22′W], Malaise trap 8A-12M, 28.v.1974, M. Wasbauer, J. Slanksy (2♀, CSCA) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. This species has the general appearance of Tritoxa cuneata   , but is distinguished by wider silvery parafrontal microtrichose stripe together with the discal hyaline crossband extending beyond cell dm, nearly reaching the wing margin ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 6–13 ).

Distribution. This unnamed species is known from Inyo and Mono counties in California and Lyon County in Nevada ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 24–26 ).

Remarks. This species is known only from four female specimens. Males are required to confirm its species status through the comparison of the male terminalia.

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Ulidiidae