Phasia albopunctata (Baranov, 1935)

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A., 2003, Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae), Zootaxa 276 (1), pp. 1-320: 69-70

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Phasia albopunctata (Baranov, 1935)


3.4.2 Phasia albopunctata (Baranov, 1935)  

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Alophora albopunctata Baranov, 1935: 559   .

Allophora albopunctata: Takano 1958: 1692   ,4874.

Alophora (Brumptallophora) albopunctata: Draber­Mońko 1965: 85   (redescription).

Phasia (Phasia) albopunctata: Herting 1984: 168   (catalog) ­ Herting and Dely­Draskovits 1993: 409 (catalog).


Body length: 7.0­11.0 mm.

MALE: HEAD. Head spherical or nearly so. Eyes separated by a distance as wide as single ocellus. Fronto­orbital plate black with grey pruinosity, 5­6 rows of hairs laterally. Frontal vitta triangular, reddish brown. At the level of antenna base, frontal vitta 1.5­1.7 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly. Dorsal facets of eye slightly larger than ventral facets. Ocellar setae absent, or present but fine; outer vertical setae absent; inner vertical setae absent. Face black with grey pruinosity. Parafacial with lower part yellow, upper part brown to black with grey pruinosity; not haired; 1.9­2.1 times as wide as first flagellomere. Lower margin of face perpendicular, not projecting, orange yellow, grey pruinose. Vibrissa not differentiated; intervibrissal distance 0.9 times distance between vibrissa and eye on same side; facial ridge with bristles on lower 1/2. Gena yellow or brown, grey pruinose; hairs white; height 0.15­0.18 times eye height. Lunule black and shining; sublunular bulla indistinct. Antenna black; first flagellomere 1.1 times as long as pedicel; arista thickened on basal 0.33­0.4. Length of oral opening 1.5­1.7 times its width. Occiput flattened, white pruinose; hairs white. Palpus yellow, or brown.

THORAX. Mesoscutum thinly pruinose; indistinct black longitudinal vittae, with fine black hairs. 0+1 acrostichal seta; 0+1 dorsocentral setae; 1­2 postpronotal setae; presutural supra­alar seta absent; 1 postsutural intra­alar seta; 2 notopleural setae; 1 supra­alar seta; 2 postalar setae. Pleuron thinly grey pruinose; hairs white and black; and without scale­like setae. Anepimeral setae hair­like, black; 2 katepisternal setae; 9­12 meral setae. Scutellum black with grey pruinosity, with two pairs of marginal setae; apical setae present and distinct; discal setae randomly arranged, not in rows. Subscutellum not very prominent.

WING. Lower calypter white with light brown infuscation. Wing base without scale­like setae. Tegula black. Basicosta yellow. Wing pictured; white with light brown infuscation, narrow; petiole of apical cell 0.2­0.24 times as long as preceding section of R 4+5; M meeting R 4+5 at acute angle. Halter yellow, or brown. LEGS. Fore femur black; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs. Fore tibia black, with 2­3 p, apically with 1 pv, 1 p and 1 pd. Fore tarus black. Fore claws black; 1.1­1.2 times as long as fifth tarsomere. Pulvilli brown. Mid femur black; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs. Mid tibia black, with 1 ad and 3­4 p, apically with 1 ad, 1 a, 1 av, 1 pv, 1 p, 0­1 pd, 1 v and 1 d. Hind femur black; hairs black. Hind tibia slightly arched; black, with 3­4 ad and 4­5 pd.

ABDOMEN. Abdominal tergites black; pruinosity brownish yellow (on whole dorsum); longitudinal vitta absent. Relative length of abdominal tergites I+II:III:IV: V = 1.1:1:1:1.1; relative width I+II:III:IV: V = 0.4:1:1:0.8. Syntergite I+II pruinose. Pruinosity of tergites III, IV and V brownish yellow. Hair spots of tergites IV, V indistinct. TERMINALIA. Syncercus long, without notch posteriorly. Surstylus broad apically; arched dorsally; longer than cercus. Ejaculatory apodeme slender. Hypandrium broad, as long as phallapodeme. Pregonite and postgonite pointed. Epiphallus well developed. Phallus short and broad, without fine hairs dorsally; distiphallus branched; dorsolateral process with two pointed branches; ventrolateral process short, with two indistinct blunt branches.

FEMALE. Body size sometimes smaller than male. Wing hyaline. Eyes almost touching. Anterior spine­like setae of hind tibia absent. Abdomen black shining, the junction between tergites and outer side of tergites with thinly grey pruinosity. Sternite VII (sheath) longer than sternite VI; hook­like; sharp apically; bent, apex directed dorsally; smooth ventrally. Ovipositor bent upward.


Alophora albopunctata Baranov, 1935   . Holotype ♀, [ JAPAN], Sapporo, Hokkaido, N. Baranov Collection 1960 (USNM, No. 65743, examined); paratype 1♂, JAPAN, Moiwa, Hokkaido, N. Baranov Collection 1960 (USNM, head missing, examined).


JAPAN. Aomori C., Mayadiri, 18.x.1980, Sho Fukushi (1♂, BLKU); Hokkaido, Iwanai­senkyo, 14.x.1991, M. Nishiyama (1♂, BLKU); Honshu, Tochigi, 600m, Shiobara Spa., 25­26.x.1988, H. Kurahashi (5♀, NIHJ). PAKISTAN. Ayubia Nat. Park, 2200m, Kashmir, 25­30.vii.1988, S. Shinonaga (1♀, BLKU). CHINA. Taiwan, Tsiufeng, 28.v.1972, R. Kano (1♂, BLKU). DOUBTFUL LOCALITY: [country]: Kyhamup, 26.vii. 1964, K. Elberg, ex: Mesnil Collection (1♀, CNCI).




Phasia albopunctata (Baranov)   is an eastern Palaearctic species. It is mainly distributed in Russia (southern Siberia and Far East), Japan and south to Pakistan and Taiwan (partly from Draber­Mońko 1965: 155 and Herting 1984: 168).


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Phasia albopunctata (Baranov, 1935)

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A. 2003

Phasia (Phasia) albopunctata:

Herting, B. & A. Dely-Draskovits 1993: 409
Herting, B. 1984: 168

Alophora (Brumptallophora) albopunctata: Draber­Mońko 1965: 85

Draber-Monko, A. 1965: 85

Allophora albopunctata:

Takano, S. 1958: 1692