Phasia nigrofimbriata ( Villeneuve, 1935 ), Sun & Marshall, 2003

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A., 2003, Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae), Zootaxa 276 (1), pp. 1-320: 41-43

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Phasia nigrofimbriata ( Villeneuve, 1935 )

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3.2.9 Phasia nigrofimbriata ( Villeneuve, 1935)   , comb. nov.

(Figures I­41, II­2.1)

Mormonomyia nigrofimbriata Villeneuve, 1935: 252   .

Mormonomyia claripennis Villeneuve, 1935: 253   .

Mormonomyia fumosa Villeneuve, 1935: 253   .

Hyalomyia negator Curran, 1936: 11   .

Alophora nigrofimbriata   : ­ Emden 1945: 433 (revision).

Alophora (Mormonomyia) nigrofimbriata: Crosskey 1980: 824   (catalog).


Body length: 3­6 mm.

MALE: HEAD. Head compressed anteriorly. Eyes separated by a distance as wide as single ocellus. Fronto­orbital plate black with grey pruinosity. Frontal vitta black and divergent. Frontal vitta at base of antennae 1­1.1 times as wide as fronto­orbital plate anteriorly. Ocellar setae present but fine; outer vertical setae present; inner vertical setae absent. Face black with grey pruinosity. Parafacial black with grey pruinosity, bare, and as wide as first flagellomere. Lower margin of face, black, shining, not pruinose. Vibrissa well differentiated; intervibrissal distance 1.2­1.3 times distance between vibrissa and eye on same side; facial ridge with bristles on lower 1/6. Gena black with grey pruinosity; hairs white; height 0.1 times eye height. Lunule black and shining. Antenna black; first flagellomere 1.3­1.4 times as long as pedicel; arista thickened on basal 0.25. Length of oral opening 3.1­3.2 times its width. Occiput flattened; greyish yellow pruinose; hairs black. Palpus brown.

THORAX. Mesoscutum very thinly pruinose, with fine black hairs. 0+1(2) acrostichal setae; 0+2 dorsocentral setae; 2­3 postpronotal setae; presutural supra­alar seta present, strong (or fine); 1 postsutural intra­alar seta; notopleural setae 2 or scale­like; 1 supra­alar seta; 2 postalar setae. Pleuron thinly grey pruinose; hairs black; scale­like setae present. Anepimeral setae medium size, black; 2 katepisternal setae; 6­8 meral setae. Scutellum black; shining, without pruinosity, with one pair of marginal setae; discal setae arranged in one row. Subscutellum very prominent. WING. Lower calypter white with light brown infuscation. Wing base with scale­like setae. Tegula black. Basicosta black. Wing hyaline or pictured; narrow or broad; petiole of apical cell 0.34 times as long as preceding section of R 4+5; M meeting R 4+5 almost at right angle. Halter brown. LEGS. Fore femur black; hairs black. Fore tibia black, without bristles, apically with 1 d. Fore tarus normal; black. Fore claws brown; as long as fifth tarsomere. Pulvilli yellow. Mid femur black; hairs black. Mid tibia black, with 1 ad, 1 pd and 1 v. apically   with 1 av, 1 pv, 1 v and 1 d. Hind femur black; hairs black; scale­like setae sometime present. Hind tibia black, with 2­3 ad and 3­4 pd.

ABDOMEN. Abdominal tergites black, purple shining; longitudinal vitta absent; outside of tergites grey pruinose. Relative length of abdominal tergites I+II:III:IV: V = 1.2:1;1:1; relative width I+II:III:IV: V = 0.5:1:1:0.9. Hair spots distinct. TERMINALIA. Syncercus broad, triangular, with a widely semicircular notch and a pair of median teeth posteriorly; apex bent ventrally. Surstylus straight, broadened apically, longer than cercus. Ejaculatory apodeme small. Hypandrium longer than phallapodeme. Phallapodeme laterally flattened on basal 1/2, and arched in profile view. Pregonite reduced, even, haired ventrally. Postgonite long, pointed; haired ventrally. Phallus shorter than hypandrium, not haired. Epiphallus distinct. Distiphallus partly sclerotized, apex with a pair of reversed teeth.

FEMALE: Eyes touching. Anterior spine­like setae of hind tibia absent. Tergites IV, V grey pruinose. Sternite VII (sheath) sharply pointed; not bent, apex straight; sternite VII with linear wrinkles ventrally. Ovipositor bent upward.


Mormonomyia nigrofimbriata Villeneuve, 1935   . Holotype ♂, [ SOUTH AFRICA], Transvaal, 12.90, [head glued on the label] (CNCI, examined).

Mormonomyia fumosa Villeneuve, 1935   . Holotype ♂, S. Rhodesia [= ZIMBABWE], Bulawayo, 7.10.1923, R. Stevenson (CNCI, examined).

Mormonomyia claripennis Villeneuve, 1935   . Holotype ♂, [locality unknown], labelled as "Brit. E. Empr. Nakuta., Jan. 1913, DTBL, van Sorneren" (CNCI, examined).

Hyalomyia negator Curran, 1936   . Holotype ♂, Southern Rhodesia [= Zimbabwe], 7.i.1935, R.H.R. Stevenson (AMNH, not examined).


BELGIAN CONGO: Elizabethville, 11­17.ix.1931, J. Ogilvie (1♀, BMNH). BOTSWANA: Makarikari Pens., 22­23.iv.1972 (1♀, BMNH); L. Ngami, Sehithwa (12mi NE), 16­17.iv.1972 (1♀, BMNH); Moremi Reserve [?], 20.iv.1972 (1?, BMNH). MALAWI: Nyasaland [= Malawi], ix.1916, R.C. Wood (1♂ 3♀, BMNH). NIGERIA: Zaria, Samaru, 11.i­25.ii.1970, 16.ii.1972, 31.xii.1969 and 12.ii.1967, J.L. Musa and J.C. Deeming (6♂ 6♀, BMNH, CNCI); near Funtua, Mairuwa dam., 25.iii.1973, L. V. Knutson (1♀, USNM); [no more data], 19.viii.1952, R.W. Meyer (2♀, BMNH). SOUTH AFRICA: Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Town Bush, ix.1976, R. Miller (1♀, NMSA); Natal, Weenen, xi.1928 ­ iii.1927, H.P. Thomasset (1♀, BMNH); Transvaal, Lebowakgoma, 15.vii.1988, B.J. Sinclair (12♂ 3♀, DEBU, LACM); Transvaal, Zebediela, v.1935, I.B. Kok (1♂, NMSA); Zululand, Matubatuba, 7­8.iv.1960, B. and P. Stuckenberg (1♀, NMSA). TANZANIA: Tanganyika, Old Shinyanga, 2.v.1951 and 27.iv.1956, E. Burtt (3♂, BMNH). UGANDA: Kawanda [?], 26.viii.1961 (5♂ 1♀, NMSA). ZIMBABWE: Salisbury, on Daisy,, A. Cuthbertson (1♀, AMNH).




This species has also been reported from Zaire ( Crosskey 1980: 824).


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Phasia nigrofimbriata ( Villeneuve, 1935 )

Sun, Xuekui & Marshall, Stephen A. 2003

Alophora (Mormonomyia) nigrofimbriata: Crosskey 1980: 824

Crosskey, R. W. 1980: 824

Alophora nigrofimbriata

Emden, F. I. Van 1945: 433

Hyalomyia negator

Curran, C. H. 1936: 11

Mormonomyia nigrofimbriata

Villeneuve, J. 1935: 252

Mormonomyia claripennis

Villeneuve, J. 1935: 253

Mormonomyia fumosa

Villeneuve, J. 1935: 253