Phasia pusilla,

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A., 2003, Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae), Zootaxa 276 (1), pp. 1-320: 114-116

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scientific name

Phasia pusilla
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Key to species of Phasia pusilla  species group

(The males of Phasia emdeni  , Phasia faceta  , Phasia girschneri  , Phasia noskiewiczi  and Phasia siberica  are unknown. Unrevised species (Neotropical) are marked with an asterisk).

1. Hind femur strongly arched .......................................* P. curvipes ( Aldrich, 1934)  ♂ ♀

­ Hind femur not arched .................................................................................................. 2

2. Hind tibia strongly arched, shorter than hind femur; presutural supraalar seta absent; sternite VI of female extremely long, longer than the total length of the previous sternites. ............................................................................ P. punctigera ( Townsend, 1891)  ♂ ♀

­ Hind tibia straight or slightly arched, as long as hind femur; presutural supraalar seta usually present; sternite VI of female shorter than the total length of other sternites... 3

3. Male .............................................................................................................................. 4

­ Female ........................................................................................................................ 12

4. Eyes separated by a distance equal to or greater than the width of ocellar triangle .....5

­ Eyes separated by a distance less than the width of ocellar triangle ............................ 7

5. Abdomen slender, tergite IV with 8­10 rows of hairs; body size 6.5­ 8.5 mm; Nearctic species ................................................................................ P. robusta ( Brooks, 1945) 

­ Abdomen spherical, tergite IV with 4­6 rows of hairs; body size 3.0­ 5.5 mm; Palaearctic or Oriental species ................................................................................................... 6

6. Syncercus deeply notched posteriorly, almost semi­circular; outer angles rounded; distiphallus with a posterior fan­like lobe, and regular saw teeth........................................ .......................................................................................... P. indica ( Mesnil, 1953) 

­ Syncercus shallowly notched posteriorly; outer angle acute; distiphallus with marginal irregular saw teeth ....................................... ....... P. mesnili  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♂

7. Dorsum of syntergite I+II and tergite III matte black, other tergites silky pruinose (strongly contrasting); eyes separated by a distance equal to the diameter of a single ocellus.................................................................. P. venturii  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♂

­ Dorsum of tergites not as above; eyes separated by a distance wider than a single ocellus, but narrower than the ocellar triangle .................................................................... 8

8. Dorsum of abdomen with a purple shining area P. purpurascens ( Townsend, 1891) 

­ Dorsum of abdomen without purple shining area ........................................................ 9

9. Surstylus ball­like ...................................................... P. aldrichii ( Townsend, 1891) 

­ Surstylus flattened, or slender .................................................................................... 10

10. Syncercus with posterior notch over 1/2 of length ........... P. pusilla (Meigen, 1924) 

­ Syncercus with posterior notch less than 2/5 of length .............................................. 11

11. Phallus without fine hairs dorsally .................................. P. truncata Herting, 1983 

­ Phallus with fine hairs dorsally; distiphallus with sclerotized saw teeth ........................ ........................................................................................ P. pandellei ( Dupuis, 1957) 

­ As in P. pandellei  but distiphallus membranous ........... P. normalis (Curren, 1927) 

12. Sternite VII deeply notched posteriorly ...................................................................... 13

­ Sternite VII not notched posteriorly ........................................................................... 16

13. Sternite VII broad posteriorly in profile, over 1/2 as wide as that of middle ............14

­ Sternite VII narrow posteriorly in profile, less than 1/3 as wide as that of middle .... 15

14. Sternite VII short and broad in profile ............................. P. truncata Herting, 1983  ♀ ­ Sternite VII slender in profile ........................ P. girschneri  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♀

15. Sternite VII strongly flattened laterally; in ventral view, outer side of posterior half parallel­sided ................................................................. P. pandellei ( Dupuis, 1957) 

­ Sternite VII flattened dorsoventrally; in ventral view, narrow at middle, outer side of posterior half arched ........................................... P. emdeni  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1970) ♀

16. Sternite VII bent downward posteriorly ..................................................................... 17

­ Sternite VII straight or bent upward posteriorly ........................................................ 18

17. Sternite VII with a median unsclerotized area ............................................................... ....................................................................... P. noskiewiczi  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♀

­ Sternite VII without a unsclerotized area ............................ P. pusilla Meigen, 1824 

18. Sternite VII arrow­like posteriorly in ventral view; wrinkles ventrally.......................... ............................................................................. P. mesnili  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♀

­ Sternite VII as in P. mesnili  but smooth ventrally.......... P. normalis (Curren, 1927) 

­ Sternite VII not arrow­like posteriorly in ventral view .............................................. 19

19. Dorsum of syntergite I+II, and most part of tergite III matte shining black; sternite VII abruptly and sharply pointed ............................. P. venturii  (Draber­Mo ń ko, 1965) ♀

­ Dorsum of tergites not as above; sternite VII gradually narrowed ............................ 20

20.Apex of sternite VII beak­like in profile, basal width half of its length; body length 6.8 mm .......................................................................................... P. robusta ( Brooks, 1945) 

­ Apex of sternite VII not beak­like, basal width less than 1/2 of its length; body length 3.5 mm ........................................................................................................................ 21

21. Frontal vitta 6.5 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly at level of antenna base ......................................................................................... P. faceta Sun  , new species ♀

­ Frontal vitta less than 4 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly at level of antenna base ................................................................................................................ 22

22. Sternite VII with distinct micro spines ventrally in posterior 3/5, tubular in ventral view ............................................................................................. P. indica ( Mesnil, 1953) 

­ Sternite VII with indistinct spines ventrally, tower­like in ventral view .................... 23

23. Abdomen greyish white pruinose, hair spots indistinct; abdomen spherical, sternite VII short............................................................................ P. aldrichii ( Townsend, 1891) 

­ Abdomen greyish yellow pruinose; hair spots very distinct, sternite VII long .......... 24

24. Frontal vitta at base of antennae 2.1 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly; Palaearctic species ....................................................... P. siberica Sun  , new species ♀

­ Frontal vitta less than 1.5 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly; Nearctic species ........................................................................... P. purpurascens ( Townsend, 1891) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tachinidae

Genus

Phasia