Halictophagidae Perkins 1905 : 98,

Kathirithamby, Jeyaraney & Taylor, Steven J., 2005, A new species of Halictophagus (Insecta: Strepsiptera: Halictophagidae) from Texas, and a checklist of Strepsiptera from the United States and Canada, Zootaxa 1056, pp. 1-18: 2

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170109

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4792034B-73B4-4ACE-A1D3-EF29F947FD14

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CD87D8-FFAE-B163-D361-FD86FDCE5056

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scientific name

Halictophagidae Perkins 1905 : 98
status

 

Family Halictophagidae Perkins 1905: 98 

The family Halictophagidae  was erected by Perkins (1905). Yang (1964) subdivided the family into two subfamilies: Halictophaginae  and Tridactylophaginae. Kinzelbach (1970) erected a new subfamily Coriophaginae, and Kathirithamby (1989, 1992) added two more subfamilies, Dipterophaginae and Blattodeaphaginae. In 1985, Drew and Allwood erected a new family Dipterophagidae  to incorporate the species Dipterophagus daci  from Australia which parasitizes fruit flies ( Diptera  : Tephritidae  ). Kathirithamby (1989) argued that due to several synapormorphies shared with the family Halictophagidae  that Dipterophagidae  is a subfamily within this family. However, Drew and Allwood in 1996 re­elevated Dipterophagidae  to family level on the basis that the male has 6 antennal segments with flabella on the 3 rd segment and the female with a bell­shaped cephalothorax. However, male D. Daci  have: 3 ­segmented tarsi which lack claws; short mandibles that do not overlap; short 2 ­segmented maxilla; peaked VIIIth abdominal sternite and a hooked aedeagus. Female D. daci  have: the head extended over the thorax and a large brood canal. These male and female characters are shared autopomorphic characters of the family Halictophagidae  . Therefore, D. daci  belongs to the family Halictophagidae  . Drew & Allwood (1985) and Allwood & Drew (1996) erection of this species to a new family is incorrect.

Only one subfamily Halictophaginae  , and one genus Halictophagus  , has been found Canada and the USA.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Strepsiptera

Family

Halictophagidae

Loc

Halictophagidae Perkins 1905 : 98

Kathirithamby, Jeyaraney & Taylor, Steven J. 2005
2005
Loc

Halictophagidae

Perkins 1905: 98
1905