Curtonotum murinum, Hendel, 1913

Lindsay, Kate G., Klymko, John & Marshall, Stephen A., 2019, Revision of the Central American and Mexican species of the Curtonotum murinum species complex (Diptera: Curtonotidae), Zootaxa 4651 (3), pp. 531-554: 537-538

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4651.3.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4F0F61FD-8DC0-4FD3-B28D-2FD697F75B6D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5695721

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D387DB-FFDC-FFA0-FF44-8773FA13935B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Curtonotum murinum
status

 

Key to the males of the Central American and Mexican species in the C. murinum   species complex

1 Postpronotal lobe with patch or row of four or more well-defined setulae below prominent postpronotal setae ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 10–13 ); gena more than half as wide as postpedicel ( Costa Rica to Venezuela)................................ C. abrelatas   sp. nov.

- Postpronotal lobe without patch or row of well-defined setulae below prominent postpronotal setae, although sometimes with 3–4 thin scattered setulae ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 24–27 ); gena less than half as wide as postpedicel ( Mexico to Venezuela)................... 2

2 Posterior margins of abdominal tergites heavily marked, markings covering most of tergite 3 ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 47–51 ); arista with nine or more dorsal branches. Mexico to Costa Rica............................................................ C. notatum  

- Posterior margins of abdominal tergites weakly to moderately marked, markings sparse on posterior half of tergite 3; arista with 9 or less dorsal branches ( Mexico to Venezuela)............................................................. 3

3 Male with inner lobe of surstylus very thin (10–15 times as long as wide), flat ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 36–39 ); distal leaf-like lobe of distiphallus sclerotized medially ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 36–39 ) (female unknown) ( Mexico)..................................... C. prolixum   sp. nov   .

- Male with inner lobe of surstylus thin (6–8 times as long as wide), wedge shaped ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28–31 ); leaf-like lobe of distiphallus sclerotized on left side (female unknown) ( Mexico to Venezuela).................................................... 4

4 Male with distal leaf-like lobe of distiphallus squat, asymmetrical; lower projection at base of lobe thin, sclerotized and reflexed ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 28–31 ) ( Mexico to Venezuela)............................................................ C. irksum   sp. nov   .

- Male with distal leaf-like lobe of distiphallus elongate, symmetrical; lower projection at base of lobe squat, membranous and folded ( Fig. 46 View FIGURES 43–46 ) ( Mexico to Belize)........................................................ C. transitus   sp. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Curtonotidae

Genus

Curtonotum