Ogcodes reginae,

Kehlmaier, Christian & Almeida, Jorge Mota, 2014, New host records for European Acroceridae (Diptera), with discussion of species limits of Acrocera orbiculus (Fabricius) based on DNA-barcoding, Zootaxa 3780 (1), pp. 135-152: 138

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3780.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:86473618-EA0D-40A4-BDE0-452A60233ED8

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C9C252-355C-FFD5-C1C6-FE73FB0EFC5D

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ogcodes reginae
status

 

Ogcodes reginae  reared from Evarcha jucunda (Lucas)  ( Salticidae  ) (fig. 2)

Locality. Portugal, Distrito de Castelo Branco (district), Castelo Branco (parish), VIII –IX. 2009, leg. Emídio Machado, reared by Ricardo Ramos da Silva.

Host. Subadult Evarcha jucunda  of unknown sex. The spider remnants were not preserved. The morphological identification is based on a series of photos (two photos reproduced here) and on the distribution of the genus on the Iberian Peninsula. In Portugal only E. jucunda  and E. laetabunda (C.L. Koch)  are known. Additionally, E. arcuata (Clerck)  , E. falcata (Clerck)  and E. eriki Wunderlich  are known from Spain and Canary Islands. Furthermore, Emídio Machado collected adult E. jucunda  on other occasions at the same locality (Ramos da Silva in litt.).

Parasitoid. Ogcodes reginae  ♂ (DNA-voucher CK 520). Emídio Machado was photographing and collecting spiders, bringing this subadult Evarcha  to Ricardo Ramos da Silva for rearing. The behaviour of the salticid was perfectly normal and it was a great surprise that within a few days, the spider was totally consumed and all that remained was a small maggot. The pupal stage lasted for two weeks before the adult fly emerged on 7.IX. 2009.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Acroceridae

Genus

Ogcodes