Phasia takanoi

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A., 2003, Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae), Zootaxa 276 (1), pp. 1-320: 109-111

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Phasia takanoi


3.4.17 Phasia takanoi   (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965)

(Figures I­63, II­10.3)

Alophora (Brumptallophora) takanoi Draber­Mońko, 1965: 147   .

Phasia (Phasia) takanoi: Herting 1984: 169   (catalog) ­ Herting and Dely­Draskovits 1993: 412 (catalog)


Body length: 8.5­11 mm

MALE: HEAD. Head compressed anteriorly. Eyes separated by a distance as wide as ocellar triangle. Fronto­orbital plate black with grey pruinosity, 6­7 rows of hairs laterally (not reaching to eyes). Frontal vitta brown, black. Frontal vitta at base of antennae 1.2 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly. Ocellar setae present but fine; outer vertical setae absent; inner vertical setae absent. Face brown to black with grey pruinosity. Parafacial lower part yellow, but upper part brown to black with grey pruinosity; upper part haired; 2.1 times as wide as first flagellomere. Lower margin of face projecting, visible in profile, brown, grey pruinose. Vibrissa well differentiated; intervibrissal distance 0.9 times distance between vibrissa and eye on same side; facial ridge with bristles on lower 1/3. Gena brown and black with grey pruinosity; hairs white; height 0.12 times eye height. Lunule black and shining; sublunular bulla indistinct. Antenna black; first flagellomere 1.2 times as long as pedicel; arista thickened on basal 0.3. Length of oral opening 2.1­2.3 times its width. Occiput flattened, white pruinose; hairs white. Palpus yellow, or brown.

THORAX. Mesoscutum thinly pruinose, without black longitudinal vitta, with fine black hairs. 0+1 acrostichal seta; 0+1 dorsocentral seta; 1­2 postpronotal setae; presutural supra­alar seta present, strong; 1 postsutural intra­alar seta; 2 notopleural setae; 1 supraalar seta; 2 postalar setae. Pleuron thinly grey pruinose; hairs black, white and yellow; scale­like hair absent. Anepimeral setae medium size, black; 2 katepisternal setae; 6­9 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 hyaline white, or white with light brown infuscation. Wing base without scale­like setae. Tegula black. Basicosta yellow. Wing pictured, narrow or broad; petiole of apical cell 0.18­0.20 times as long as preceding section of R 4+5; M meeting R almost at right angle. Halter brown. LEGS. Fore femur black; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs. Fore tibia black, with 1­3 p, apically with 1 p and 1 d. Fore tarus black. Fore claws black; 1.3 times as long as fifth tarsomere. Pulvilli brown. Mid femur black; hairs black. Mid tibia black, with 1 ad, apically with 1 ad, 1 a, 1 av, 1 pv, 1 p, 1 v and 1 d. Hind femur black; hairs black; scalelike setae absent. Hind tibia black, with 8 ad and 7 pd.


ABDOMEN. Abdominal tergites black; strongly shiny; longitudinal vitta absent; outer side of syntergite I+II, tergites III, IV and basal syntergite I+II with grey pruinosity, tergite VI and outer side of tergite V with yellow pruinosity. Relative length of abdominal tergites I+II:III:IV: V = 1.3:1:1:1; relative width I+II:III:IV: V = 0.5:1:1:0.9. Hair spots indistinct. TERMINALIA. Syncercus slender, with a small notch posteriorly. Surstylus flattened, strongly bent dorsally, longer than cercus. Ejaculatory apodeme slender, knoblike. Hypandrium longer than phallapodeme, but as long as phallus. Epiphallus well developed. Pregonite well developed, apex blunt. Postgonite pointed, bent ventrally. Phallus short, densely haired dorsally. Distiphallus partly sclerized, strongly bent ventrally and hook­like.

FEMALE. Usually smaller than male. Wing hyaline. Eyes separated by a distance 0.5 times as wide as ocellar triangle, not touching. Anterior spine­like setae of hind tibia present. Tergites with thinly grey pruinosity only. Sternite VII (sheath) longer than sternite VI, tapered, broad apically (spoon­like), bent; apex directed dorsally, sternite VII with linear wrinkles ventrally. Ovipositor bent upward.


Alophora (Brumptallophora) takanoi Draber­Mońko, 1965   . Holotype ♀, USSR [RUSSIA], Primorskij Kraj, Naturschutzgebiet Sudzuch, Ta Tschingouz, 9.x.1948, Gussakovskij (Zoological Museum, University of Moscow, not examined); allotype, JAPAN, Hokkaido, Yamabe, 27.ix.1961, T. Kumata (ZMPA, not examined).


JAPAN. Honshu, Tochigi, 600m, Shiobara Spa., 25­26.x.1988, H. Kurahashi (2♂ 26♀, NIHJ); Towada, Takinosawa, 12.x.1969, S. Fukushi (1♂, BLKU); Aomori C., Asamushi, 18.x.1980, S. Fukushi (1♀, BLKU).




Phasia takanoi   is an eastern Palaearctic species known from Russia and Japan.


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Phasia takanoi

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A. 2003

Phasia (Phasia) takanoi: Herting 1984: 169

Herting, B. & A. Dely-Draskovits 1993: 412
Herting, B. 1984: 169

Alophora (Brumptallophora) takanoi Draber­Mońko, 1965: 147

Draber-Monko, A. 1965: 147