Dixa ubiquita

Moulton, John K., 2017, The true identity of Dixa modesta Johannsen (Diptera: Dixidae) resolved: synonymy of Dixa similis Johannsen, designation of the Dixa ubiquita species group, and description of three new eastern Nearctic species, Zootaxa 4216 (3), pp. 247-260: 258

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.231794

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scientific name

Dixa ubiquita
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Key to males of Dixa ubiquita   group.

1 Apex of basal gonocoxal lobe digitiform, equal in width to gonostylus ( Figs 18, 19, 20 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ), with posterior margin noticeably concave in terminal view ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Subepandrial sclerite with proximal lobe broad, rounded ventrally and distal lobe narrow, liplike in lateral view ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Apex of gonostylus straight, not twisted medially ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Northeastern Nearctic south to Appalachian Highlands of NC............................................................. D. vockerothi   sp. nov.

- Apex of basal gonocoxal lobe more broadly rounded to squared, wider than gonostylus ( Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 , 12, 15 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ), with posterior margin straight or slightly concave in terminal view ( Figs 14, 17 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Subepandrial sclerite with proximal lobe narrow, acute ventrally and distal lobe broad, rounded in lateral view ( Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 , 12, 15 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Apex of gonostylus twisted medially ( Figs 13, 16 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ).......... 2

2 Apex of basal gonocoxal lobe in lateral view squared, 1/ 2X as wide as gonocoxal depth at mid-length ( Figs 11 View FIGURE 11 , 12 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Widespread.............................................................................. D. ubiquita   sp. nov.

- Apex of basal gonocoxal lobe in lateral view more rounded, 1/3 or less times as wide as median gonocoxal depth ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 12 – 20 ). Currently known only from Little River (East Prong) in the Elkmont area of Great Smoky Mountains NP................................................................................................. D. elkmontensis   sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Dixidae

Genus

Dixa