Drosophila (Sophophora) curta Chassagnard & Tsacas, 1997

Yassin, Amir, Suwalski, Arnaud & Raveloson Ravaomanarivo, Lala H., 2019, Resolving the synonymy and polyphyly of the ‘ Drosophila bakoue species complex’ (Diptera: Drosophilidae: ‘ D. montium species group’) with descriptions of two new species from Madagascar, European Journal of Taxonomy 532, pp. 1-26: 14-15

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.532

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5696380

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Drosophila (Sophophora) curta Chassagnard & Tsacas, 1997
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Drosophila (Sophophora) curta Chassagnard & Tsacas, 1997  

Figs 1–2 View Fig View Fig , 4 View Fig E–F, 5C, 6E–F

Drosophila (Sophophora) curta Chassagnard & Tsacas in Chassagnard et al., 1997: 93   .

Diagnosis

Male and female body pigmentation including halters and legs yellow ( Fig. 4 View Fig E–F); male abdominal tergites T2–T4 with a broad black stripes expanding towards the margins, T5 and T6 completely black ( Fig. 4E View Fig ); dorsalmost surstylus prensiseta not on the same axis with remaining prensisetae; hypandrial median process truncated and serrated; aedeagus spatulate ( Fig. 5C View Fig ); female T2 with a thin black stripe expanding on the middle and fainting towards the margin, T3–T5 with a broad black stripe and an expanding grayish area on the margin ( Fig. 4F View Fig ); oviscapt fourth posterior peg-like outer ovisensillum on the same axis with the third and fifth ovisensilla ( Fig. 6C View Fig ), with anterior ovisensilla long and thin, almost setiferous ( Fig. 6D View Fig ).

Type material

Holotype

MALAWI • ♂; Cape Maclear ; 14°01′ S, 34°51′ E; 30 Mar. 1991; D. Lachaise leg.; MNHN. Other material GoogleMaps  

MADAGASCAR • 5 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀; Andasibe ; 17°20′ S, 48°54′ E; 16–17 Feb. 2008 (ex-laboratory strain Jul. 2014); J.R. David & A. Yassin leg.; ZUAC GoogleMaps   .

Description

As in Chassagnard et al. (1997).

Distribution

Malawi (type) and Madagascar (new record).

Remarks

Yassin et al. (2016) included a Kenyan strain of D. curta   in their phylogenetic analysis. However, the strain turned out to be a likely new species belonging to the ‘ D. tsacasi   species complex’ depicted in Figs 1–2 View Fig View Fig as D. aff. tsacasi   (see below). In Madagascar, D. curta   was collected only from Andasibe during the expedition of 2008. Females have two color morphs ( Yassin et al. 2016).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZUAC

University of Antananarivo

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Drosophilidae

Genus

Drosophila

Loc

Drosophila (Sophophora) curta Chassagnard & Tsacas, 1997

Yassin, Amir, Suwalski, Arnaud & Raveloson Ravaomanarivo, Lala H. 2019
2019
Loc

Drosophila (Sophophora) curta

Chassagnard & Tsacas in Chassagnard 1997: 93
1997