Acidiostigma Hendel, 1927

Chen, Xiaolin, Zhang, Lijie & Zhao, Mingshui, 2016, Three new species of Acidiostigma Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae: Trypetinae) and an updated key to species from the eastern Palaearctic and Oriental Regions, Zootaxa 4092 (3), pp. 401-413 : 401-402

publication ID 10.11646/zootaxa.4092.3.5

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Acidiostigma Hendel, 1927


Acidiostigma Hendel, 1927 View in CoL

Acidiostigma Hendel 1927: 101 . Type-species: Myiolia (Acidiostigma) longipennis Hendel , by monotype, proposed as a subgenus of Myiolia (= Myoleja ).

Parahypenidium Shiraki 1933: 203 . Type-species: Hypenidium polyfasciatum Miyake , by original designation. Euleia (Acidiostigma) ; Munro 1935: 22.

Acidiella (Acidiostigma) ; Chen 1948: 76.

Shiracidia Ito 1984: 111 . Type-species: Trypeta s-nigrum Matsumura , by original designation.

Diagnosis. Acidiostigma Hendel (sensu Han and Wang, 1997) is readily differentiated from all other known Trypetini genera by cell sc conspicuously prolonged, equal (or almost so) to cell c and sometimes enlarged in males; wing pattern Hemilea -like or banded; typically with 3 pairs of frontal setae and 2 pairs of orbital setae; dorsocentral setae situated behind the line of postsutural supra-alars; oviscape flattened; aculeus broad, apically tapered to a point and generally serrated on sides.

The larvae of A. polyfasciatum (Matsumura) have been reported from Japan to mine the leaves of Clerodendron trichomum , a member of the Verbenaceae (Ito, 1984) .

With the addition of 3 new species described below, 24 species of this genus are recorded from the eastern Palaearctic and Oriental Regions of the World, 17 of which occur in China.

The species pairs A. lucens (Munro) / A. harmandi (Seguy) and A. sonani (Shiraki) / A. yoshinoi (Shiraki) are suspected of being conspecific based on Han and Wang (1997). However, the types are difficult to check at the present stage, so they are accepted as different species in this paper provisionally. Their clarification is left for the future.











GBIF Dataset (for parent article) Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF