Phasia piceipes ( Wulp, 1892 ), Sun & Marshall, 2003

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A., 2003, Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae), Zootaxa 276 (1), pp. 1-320: 97-99

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Phasia piceipes ( Wulp, 1892 )

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3.4.14 Phasia piceipes ( Wulp, 1892)   , comb. nov.

(Figures I­45, II­11.2)

Hyalomya piceipes Wulp, 1892: 186   .

Alophorella piceipes: Guimãraes 1971: 12   (catalog).


Body length: 8.5 mm.

MALE: HEAD. Head spherical or nearly so. Eyes separated by a distance as wide as ocellar triangle. Fronto­orbital plate black, greyish yellow pruinose, 4­5 rows of hairs laterally (hairs white, not reaching eyes). Frontal vitta brown, pruinose. Frontal vitta at base of antennae 2.1 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly. Ocellar setae present but fine; outer vertical setae present; inner vertical setae absent. Face yellow; strongly yellow pruinose. Parafacial brown, yellow pruinose, bare, 1.2 times as wide as first flagellomere. Lower margin of face perpendicular, not projecting; orange yellow, yellow pruinose. Vibrissa well differentiated; intervibrissal distance 1.2 times distance between vibrissa and eye on same side; facial ridge with bristles on lower 1/4. Gena yellow and brown, yellow pruinose; hairs white; height 0.11 times eye height. Lunule black and shining; sublunular bulla indistinct. Antenna pedicel yellow or brown, first flagellomere black; first flagellomere 1.2 times as long as pedicel; arista thickened on basal 0.23. Length of oral opening 1.5 times its width. Occiput flattened, white pruinose; hairs white. Palpus brown.

THORAX. Mesoscutum strongly yellow pruinose, with 4 black longitudinal vittae; and fine black hairs. 0+1 acrostichal seta; 0+1 dorsocentral seta; 1 postpronotal seta; presutural supra­alar seta present, strong; 0 postsutural intra­alar seta; 2 notopleural setae; 1 supra­alar seta; 2 postalar setae. Pleuron thinly grey pruinose; hairs white and yellow; and without scale­like setae. Anepimeral setae strongly, black; 1 katepisternal seta; 11­14 meral setae (yellow). Scutellum black, shining, without 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. Wing base without scale­like setae. Tegula black. Basicosta yellow. Wing hyaline, narrow; petiole of apical cell 0.22­0.24 times as long as preceding section of R 4+5; M meeting R 4+5 at acute angle. Halter yellow and brown. LEGS. Fore femur brown; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs. Fore tibia brown, without bristles, apically with 1 d. Fore tarus flattened, brown. Fore claws brown, apex black; 1.1 times as long as fifth tarsomere. Pulvilli brown. Mid femur brown; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs. Mid tibia brown, with 1 ad and 1­2 v, apically with 1 ad, 1 a, 1 av, 1 v and 1 d. Hind femur brown; ventrally and laterally with whitish yellow hairs, dorsally with black hairs; scale­like setae absent. Hind tibia brown, with 7 ad and 4 pd.

ABDOMEN. Abdominal tergites black; pruinosity brown, but thin; longitudinal vitta absent. Relative length of abdominal tergites I+II:III:IV: V = 1.1:1:1:1.2; relative width I+II:III:IV: V = 0.5:1:1:0.8. Hair spots indistinct. TERMINALIA. Syncercus with a small notch posteriorly, apex strongly bent ventrally. Surstylus broad, slightly upward, longer than cercus. Ejaculatory apodeme arched at right angle. Hypandrium broad, longer than phallapodeme. Epiphallus well developed. Pregonite shallowly forked, haired dorsally. Postgonite sharp pointed, longer than pregonite. Phallus slender, 1.6 times as long as hypandrium, with wrinkly membrane ventrally and fine hairs dorsally. Distiphallus well sclerotized.

FEMALE. Wing hyaline. Eyes separated by a distance as wide as single ocellus; not touching. Thorax with grey pruinosity. Anterior spine­like setae of hind tibia present. Sternite VII (sheath) longer than sternite VI, tapered, narrow apically, slightly bent, apex directed ventrally, sternite VII with linear wrinkles ventrally. Ovipositor bent upward.


Hyalomya piceipes Wulp, 1892   . Syntype 1♀, MEXICO, Guerrero, Omilteme, 8,000ft, July, H.H. Smith (BMNH, head missing, examined).


ARGENTINA. Hauk Pasauce [?] (1♀, MNHN). BRAZIL. Nova Teutonia, 27°11'S 52°23'W, 300­500m, 3.xi.1960, Fritz Plaumann (1♀, CNCI). MEXICO. Durango, 24mi W La Ciudad, 7,000ft, 11.vii.1964, J.F. McAlpine (1♂, CNCI); Sinaloa, 4.5mi W El Palmito, 6,300ft, 20.vii.1964, J.F. McAlpine (1♀, CNCI); "HI­51, Reinhard Collection" [no further data] (1♀, CNCI).




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Phasia piceipes ( Wulp, 1892 )

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A. 2003

Alophorella piceipes: Guimãraes 1971: 12

Guimaraes, J. H. 1971: 12

Hyalomya piceipes

Wulp, F. M. 1892: 186