Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann)

Pont, Adrian C., 2019, Studies on the Australian Muscidae (Diptera). VIII. The genus Lispe Latreille, 1797, Zootaxa 4557 (1), pp. 1-232: 185-192

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Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann)
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Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann)  

( Figs 379–393 View FIGURES 379–383 View FIGURES 384–387 View FIGURES 391–393 )

Coenosia leucospila Wiedemann, 1830: 441   .

Lispa eidsvoldica Malloch, 1925a: 336   ; Lee, Crust & Sabrosky, 1956: 315.

Lispe eidsvoldica   .— Séguy, 1937: 183; Pont, 1989: 693.

Lispe leucospila   .— Vikhrev, 2014: 150.

Type-material. The lectotype ♂ of Coenosia leucospila   , is in ZMUC, designated by Lyneborg (1970: 44). It was also reviewed by Pont (1997: 102). The taxonomy of this species and its immediate relatives was discussed in detail by Vikhrev (2014).

The holotype ♂ of L. eidsvoldica   , from Eidsvold, is in ANIC and was examined in the course of this revision. It lacks right mid tibia+tarsus but is otherwise in good condition. It is labelled as type by Malloch. A ♀ paratype from Eidsvold, the ♀ paratype from Marwood, and the ♂ paratype from Hughenden have been examined in the USNM. The allotype and 1♀ paratype from Eidsvold have not been located.

Diagnosis. This species, together with L. uniseta   and L. vikhrevi   , differs from other Australian Lispe   by the presence of a single strong prst dc seta. L. leucospila   differs from L. uniseta   and L. vikhrevi   by the very narrow gena ( Fig. 379 View FIGURES 379–383 ), absence of pd seta on hind tibia, and, in the ♂, by the presence of fine pv setae in apical half of hind tibia ( Fig. 383 View FIGURES 379–383 ) and a comb of spinose pv setulae in apical third of mid femur ( Fig. 382 View FIGURES 379–383 ).

Material Examined. AUSTRALIA: Western Australia: 7 miles E by N of Balladonia HS, 13.x.1968, Britton, Upton, Balderson, 1♀ ( ANIC). Northern Territory: Katherine (Low level Pk. ), at light, 20.viii.1973, L.P. Kelsey, 1♂ ( ANIC)   . Queensland: " South Queensland ", Bancroft, 1♂ 3♀ ( BMNH)   ; Archer River Crossing, 13.25S, 142.56E, 7.iv.1989, G. & A. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Ayr, Swan Lagoon , Malaise trap, 15–17.iii.1986, J. den Hollander, 7♂ 10♀ ( NMWC)   & 1♂ 2♀ ( BMNH)   ; same locality, on Leersia hexandra   , 11.iii.1986, J. den Hollander, 2♂ 1♀ ( NMWC)   ; Biloela , 12.i.1947, F. Kleinschmidt, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Biloela , from lucerne, 30.iv & 29.x.1970, F.D. Page, 3♀ ( QDPC)   ; Bin Bin Range , W of Biggenden, 5 & 7.i.1975, H. Frauca, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Boggomoss, Taroom district , 25.25E, 150.01E, at light, 11.xi.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 1♂ 11♀ ( QMBA)   ; same locality, 25.27E, 150.08E, at light, 13.xi.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Border Waterhole, 15 km W of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.36.44S, 137.59.30E, 200 m, 2–6v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 3♂ 5♀ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 21.iii.1954, K.R. Norris, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Brisbane , 17.xi.1962, T. Brooks, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 22.iii.1984, S. Johnson, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 29.iv.1960, P.R. Webb, 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane, DPI Indooroopilly site, Malaise trap, 23.xi–6. xii.1979, 1 ♀ ( QDPC)   ; Brisbane, Yeerongpilly , Malaise trap, 28.i–9.ii.1980, B.K. Cantrell, 2♀ ( QDPC)   ; same locality, 17.ii–15.iii.1984, B.K. Cantrell, 1♂ 3♀ ( QDPC)   ; Lake Broadwater, near Dalby , 27.21S, 151.06E, 27.ix.1968, G. & A. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 25.x.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 2♀ ( QMBA & OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 8.xi.1986, G. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 25–26.xii.1986, G. & A. Daniels, 3♂ 5♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 30.i.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 2♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   & 1♀ ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 21–22.iii.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 6♂ 3♀ ( QMBA, 1♂ 1♀ OUMNH) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, m. v. lamp   , 2.v.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Lake Broadwater , 25 km SW of Dalby, 27.21S, 151.06, 13.iv.1986, D.K. Yeates, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Broken River, Eungella Range , to light, 9.vi.1971, E.C. Dahms, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Bundaberg , 15–30.ii [sic] & 8.iii.1972, H. Frauca, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Burnet River, near Bundaberg , 25.ii & 15–17.iii.1972, H. Frauca, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Capricorn Coast Nat. Park, Rosslyn Head section, 23.10.13 S, 150.47.19E, Kemp Beach , Malaise trap, 29 & 30.xi.1998, C. Lambkin, N. Power, D. White, 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; Carnarvon Nat. Park, Mt. Moffatt section, One Mile Creek , 25.03.49 S, 148.01.57E, 6 m, grey Malaise trap, 28.xi.1997, J. Skevington, C. Lambkin, S. Evans, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; same locality, Malaise trap, 27–28.xi.1997, J. Skevington, C. Lambkin, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Carnarvon Nat. Park, Mt. Moffat section, swamp edge near landing, ground, 2 m white Malaise , 25.02.26 S 147.56.13E, 27.xi.1997, J. Skevington, C. Lambkin, S. Evans, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Charleville , 7.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 15 km S of Charleville , 6.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; 3.3 km W of Childers , 4.vii.1971, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; 30 miles from Chinchilla , 4.vi.1959, E. Exley, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; J. Cook University , dry savannah, 21–26.v.1988, A.D. Austin, 3♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; 39 km S of Cunnamulla , 6.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Cunningham 's Gap , 2484 ft., 1–2.vi.1966, Z. Liepa, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Dalby , 23.x.1958, S. Sekhon, 2♂ ( QMBA)   ; Dargonelly Rockhole, Mt. Moffat section, Carnarvon Nat. Park , m. v. lamp   , 22.ix.1986, D.K. Yeates, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Darr River , 31 km NW by N of Longreach, at light, 7.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; Dawson River, near Duaringa , 8.v.1970, Z. Liepa, 13♂ 14♀ ( ANIC & BMNH)   ; Desailly Creek , 10 km W by N of Mt Carbine, 16.30S, 144.55E, Malaise trap, 19.v.1981, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; "Eclectus", Iron Range , 12.45.46S, 143.17.10E, 20 m, Malaise trap, 14–23.ix.2000, G. & A. Daniels, 4♀ ( QMBA)   ; Eidsvold , 4.iv.1924, Bancroft, ♂ holotype of L. eidsvoldica   ( ANIC)   ; same locality, 4.iv.1910, Bancroft, 1♀ paratype of L. eidsvoldica   ( USNM)   ; Einasleigh River Crossing, E of Georgetown, 21.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; 25 miles N of Emerald , 20.iv.1955, K.R. Norris & I.F.B. Common, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Emerald , Malaise trap, 6–18.ix.1982, D.A.H. Murray, 1♂ 4♀ ( QDPC)   & 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; 26 miles W of " Fairview ", 15.35S, 144.04E, m. v. lamp   , 22.iv.1989, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Funnel Creek , 21.47S, 148.55E, at light, 12.xii.1968, Britton & Misko, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Gatton, DPI Research Station , Malaise trap, 11–18.v.1981, 1♂ 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; junction of Goldmine and Davies Creeks, Kuranda—Mareeba Road , 3.v.1967, D.H. Colless, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Gordon Brook , 3.vi.1959, E. Exley, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Great Sandy Nat. Park, Cooloola Section , 25.56.49S, 153.05.30E, Malaise trap, 1–5.x.1996, D.K. Yeates, C. Lambkin, J. Skevington, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 7–14 miles W of Herberton, via Watsonville , 1.v.1967, D.H. Colless, 6♂ 6♀ ( ANIC & BMNH)   ; Hughenden , 1♂ paratype of L. eidsvoldica   ( USNM)   ; Ingham , light trap, 2.iii.1961, K.L. Harley, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Iron Range , 1 km N of "Eclectus", 12.45.45S, 143.17.11E, 20 m, 6– 21.vii.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 8♂ 9♀ ( QMBA)   ; John Row Bridge, Ingham , sweeping, 21.iii.1976, I.D. Galloway, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; 5 km N of Leyburn , 27.58S, 151.38E, 450 m, 3.iv.1993, G. & A. Daniels & C.J. Burwell, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 45 km W of Lynd River , D-vac? wild rice, 24.iv.1983, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; Mahogany Forest, 1200 m, Mt. Moffatt Nat. Park , 24.56S, 148.04E, m. v. lamp   , 24–26.ii.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 15 km NE of Mareeba , 20.xii.1984 – 7.i.1985, Storey & Titmarsh, 2♂ 1♀ ( QDPC)   & 1♂ ( BMNH)   ; Marlborough Creek , 2 km N Marlborough, 29.i.1975, B.K. Cantrell, 1♂ 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; Marwood, Mackay , i.1924, 1 ♀ paratype of L. eidsvoldica   ( USNM)   ; Millaa-Millaa , oil bath trap, 12.iii.1968, R.J. Elder, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 3 miles NW of Mt. Mowbullan, Bunya Mts , 3350 feet, m. v. lamp   , 7–8.i.1970, G.A. Holloway, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Mt. Moffat Nat. Park, Top Moffat Camp , m. v. lamp   , 13.xii.1987, D.K. Yeates, 2♂ 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; near monument, Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.35.52S, 138.07.23E, 160 m, m. v. lamp   , 19.iv.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Murrays Spring, 7 km W of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.35.15S, 138.04.28E, 200 m, 21.iv–14.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 5♂ 7♀ ( QMBA)   & 1♂ ( BMNH)   ; Musselbrook Creek, 11 km ENE of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.36.45S, 138.07.46E, 140 m, 9.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Muttaburra , 13–16.x.1968, G. Monteith, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Noosa , 27.viii.1959, F.A. Perkins, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Pinklands , iii.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; Prices Creek, near Boggomoss, Taroom district , 25.29S, 150.08E, at light, 14.xi.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Proserpine , Melaleuca   , 9.viii.1966, J.C. Cardale, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 14 km east of Quilpie , 26.35S 144.24E, 9.ix.1989, E. Exley, G. Daniels & C. Burwell, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 13 miles W of Ravenshoe, Mt. Garnet Road , 2.v.1967, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Repulse Creek ,, 23 km NE of Bauhinia Downs, at light, 22.iv.1981, D.H. Colless, 3♂ 4♀ ( ANIC)   ; Ridgepole Waterhole, 24 km ESE of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.40.15S, 138.22.15E, 180 m, 23.iv–5.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 8♂ 11♀ ( QMBA)   ; Rockhampton , Malaise trap, 11.viii–25. ix.1980, 1 ♂ 4♀ ( QDPC)   ; 42 miles E Roma , 16.v.1963, E.C. Dahms, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Stanthorpe, Mt Marlay, 28.40S 151.57E, 10–11.x.1998, J. & A. Skevington, 2♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Surat , 14.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 3♂ 3♀ ( QDPC)   ; Mt Tamborine, Malaise trap, x.1977, Sankowsky, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; 6 km N of Taroom , 25.36S, 149.46E, 200 m, 2.x.1992, G. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Wieambilla Creek , 24 km E Condamine, 26.54S, 150.23E, 28.ii.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 2♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Winton district , 15.viii.1963, T.E. Woodward, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Wondai , v.1966, T. Wilson, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Yeppoon , NE of Rockhampton, 7.v.1970, Z. Liepa, 1♀ ( ANIC)   . New South Wales: Bald Rock Nat. Park , 15.xii.1981, G. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 18 km W of Bathurst , 25.ii.1984, B.J. Say, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Bobena Bore, Pilliga S.F., 10.x.1988, D.K. McAlpine, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Boyd River Crossing, Kanangra Road , 20.ii.1971, G. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Bullawa Creek, near Narrabri , 11.xi.1964, D.K. McAlpine, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; 23 km SE by S of Byrock , 30.50S, 146.33E, 20.x.1975, M.S. Upton, 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Cole Heights, Putty Road , open forest, swept along stream, 17.ii.1985, D.J. Bickel, 3♂ 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Como West, near Sydney , 29.iii.1973, L.S. Willan, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Coolabah , 12.x.1963, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Dorrigo Nat. Park , 6.i.1966, C.N. Smithers, 1♂ 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Goonoo S.F., 6 km SW of Mendooran, m. v. lamp   , 6.iv.1979, D.K. McAlpine & B.J. Day, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Goonoo S.F., 5 miles S of Mendooran, 23.iii.1971, D.K. McAlpine, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Ku-Ring-Gai, 14– 20.iii.1973, E.A. Fonseca, 5♂ 3♀ ( BMNH)   ; 5 miles S of Mendooran , m. v. lamp   , 23.iv.1973, G. Daniels, 2♀ ( AMS)   ; Miriam Vale district, Eurimbula , behind beach, 26.iii.1975, D.K. McAlpine, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Narrabri , on weeds, 27.i.1960, M. Nikitin, 2♀ ( BMNH)   ; Terry Hie Hie , truck trap, 0555–0634, 1.ii.1974, 0513–0617, 15.iii.1974, 1834–1906, 15.iii.1974, no time, 16.iii.1974, 0616–0650, 3.iv.1974, 0530–0630, 22.xi.1973, 0530– 0 630, 23.xi.1973, M.J. Muller, 5♂ 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; Timor Rock, Warrumbungle Range , m. v. lamp   , 26.iii.1971, D.K. McAlpine, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Voss , i.1934, K. English, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; 40 km N of Walgett , 19.vi.1976, Z. Liepa, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; West Head , 7–14.iii.1973, E.A. Fonseca, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 60 km N of Windsor on Putty Road , 16.ii.1984, D.K. McAlpine, B. Day & D. Bickel, 2♂ 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Wingabutta Creek , 23 miles N of Mendooran, 27.iii.1971, D.K. McAlpine, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; 9.6 km W of Yerong Creek, Osborne Road , 11.iv.1971, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 4♀ ( ANIC) ( BMNH)   . Australian Capital Territory: Black Mtn , 22.ii.1968, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   .

A few of the above localities in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory were listed by Vikhrev (2014: 150).

Description ♂ ♀. Head ( Figs 379–380 View FIGURES 379–383 ). Ground-colour black. Frons at broadest point 0.43 (♂) or 0.46 (♀), at lunula 0.27 (♂) or 0.34 (♀), of maximum head-width (frontal view). Fronto-orbital plate yellowish-white pruinose, brownish above, and subshining at vertex; parafacial and face yellowish-white pruinose, usually and mostly overlaid with brown; gena and lower half of occiput silvery pruinose, occiput with an undusted patch at mid length; vertex broadly shining, especially behind ocellar tubercle. Frontal triangle narrow, dull, brown. Parafacial very narrow, less than half width of postpedicel; setulose along whole length. Antenna black, except tip of pedicel and base of postpedicel which are conspicuously orange; postpedicel 2.5 (♂) or 2.3 (♀) times as long as broad, falling short of mouth-margin by 0.8 (♂) or 0.6 (♀) its length. Arista long-plumose, the hairing at widest point 2.0 (♂) or 2.2 (♀) times width of postpedicel. Vibrissa strong. Gena narrow, 0.06 of vertical eye-length; genal setae strong, sparse. Proboscis relatively short and stout. Palpus yellow, greatly swollen in apical half ( Fig. 381 View FIGURES 379–383 ).

Thorax. Ground-colour black. Scutum and scutellum yellowish-grey dusted, postpronotal lobe and pleura grey. Scutum with a broad brown median vitta running from neck to tip of scutellum, becoming broader and darker behind, and a pair of broad paramedian vittae, running from neck to tip of postalar calli, occupying the space between ia and sa and also enclosing these setae, mostly subshining but with a thin line of brown dust running along inside edge of each vitta and along suture, the median and paramedian vittae each much broader than the dusted vitta separating them, except before suture in some males; scutellum with grey dusted areas restricted to sides, outside the basal lateral setae. Pleura with a brown dusted band running over lower half of postpronotal lobe, most of anepisternum, and anepimeron. Anterior spiracle brownish. Acr setulae in 4–5 irregular rows at suture. Dc 1+4, prst seta closer to suture than to neck and behind level of prst ia, anterior 2 post setae short and at most 3 times as long as a ground-setula. 2 pprn, inner seta short. 1+0–1 ia, post seta short or absent. 1+1 sa, both strong. 1 strong and 1 weaker proepisternal setae. 1 strong proepimeral, equal to the strong proepisternal, with 2–3 adjacent setulae. Anepisternum with 1 short setula in upper anterior corner; posterior row with 2 strong and 3-4 weak setae. 3 strong kepst, lower one slightly closer to posterior than to anterior seta. Meron bare. Scutellum with disc densely setulose, with 1–2 setulae below level of the strong setae; ventral surface bare.

Legs. Coxae partly (♂) and trochanters mainly yellow; femora black except at tips; tibiae yellow; basal tarsomeres yellow, remaining tarsomeres becoming darker. Fore coxa bare behind. Fore femur bare on av surface; pv row complete, entire row (♀) or only apical 3 setae (♂) equal to femoral depth; pd row complete. Fore tibia with 1 submedian pv seta; with d, pd and pv apical setae, and in ♀ with a short p apical too. Fore tarsomeres without modifications. Mid femur in ♂ with short spinulose setulae along av surface, these close together in apical quarter; on pv surface in ♂ with a row of short setae that become short, spinulose and comb-like on apical third ( Fig. 382 View FIGURES 379–383 ); ventral surfaces in ♀ only with simple short setulae; 1 a at middle; 2 p preapicals. Mid tibia with 1 submedian p; the ventral ground-setulae spinulose on basal quarter in ♂; with strong ad, v, pv, p, and weaker pd apicals. Mid tarsomeres without modifications. Hind coxa without a seta on posterior apical margin. Hind femur in ♂ with a row of fine setae on basal half of pv surface, culminating in a longer seta at middle, the preceding ones not equal to femoral depth, these absent in ♀, both sexes with 1 short preapical pv; on av surface with 1 submedian and 1 preapical seta; ad row complete; pd preapical absent. Hind tibia with 1 ad and 1 av, sometimes 2 av (rarely even 3) in ♂; pv surface in ♂ with a series of 5-8 erect fine setae on apical half, longer than tibial depth ( Fig. 383 View FIGURES 379–383 ); d and ad preapical setae present; 1 av but no pv apical. Hind tarsomeres not modified.

Wing. Usually clear, but sometimes strikingly infuscated, to varying degrees and to a varying extent. Tegula and basicosta yellow. Crossvein r-m placed slightly beyond the point where vein R1 enters costa; dm-cu straight (♂) or slightly sinuous (♀), longer than apical section of vein CuA1. Vein M running straight to wing-margin. Calypters white, with creamy margins. Knob of haltere dark brown.

Abdomen. Ground-colour black. Dust on tergites grey. Tergites mostly black, subshining or matt according to point-of-view, the grey dust restricted to a pair of lateral spots on each tergite in ♂ ( Figs 384, 386 View FIGURES 384–387 ), these spots reduced in ♀ and often extremely so ( Fig. 385 View FIGURES 384–387 ). ♂ epandrium matt, black. ♀ ovipositor with exposed tergites shining. Sternites 1–5 grey dusted, but sternite 4 only thinly so in ♂. Setae weakly developed, only tergite 5 with erect setae, 1 pair of lateral discals and 2 of marginals, these very weak in ♀. Sternite 4 of ♂ covered with dense setulae, otherwise sternites 2–5 with only sparse setulae; setulae on sternite 1 usually absent ( Fig. 387 View FIGURES 384–387 ).

Ƌ terminalia. Epandrium separated from tergite 5 by a narrow syntergosternite 8, which has 2 spiracles. Tergite 6 and sternite 6 absent. Surstylus absent, i.e. fused to epandrium without trace (Fig. 388). Cercal plate deeply divided ventrally (Fig. 389). Hypandrium attached at two points: to a rod originating from wall of epandrium close to upper outer edge of cercal plate; and via an apparent praegonite to lower anterior corner of epandrium. Phallic complex (Fig. 390): hypandrium short and narrow; praegonite and postgonite present, the latter relatively long and bulbous, the former short and lobe-like; phallapodeme connected to hypandrium by a pair of bridges, and forked posteriorly to flank the broad epiphallus; phallus broad, short, simple, juxta large, without spinules; basal part flanked with a large finger-like process.

♀ ovipositor ( Figs 391–393 View FIGURES 391–393 ). Tergites 6 and 7 complete; tergite 8 divided dorsally, each half displaced laterally, with several short spinules posteriorly. Sternites 6 and 7 each represented by a bristle-dot; sternite 8 represented by 2 small weak plates. Epiproct V-shaped, with 1 long seta, connected to the cercus. Hypoproct large, extended posteriorly, with several stout spines at apex. Cercus small, spoon-shaped, with 2 spines on posterior dorsal edge. 3 spermathecae.

Measurements. Wing-length, 3.0– 3.5 mm (♂), 3.0–4.0 mm (♀). Body-length, 4.5–5.0 mm (♂), 4.5–5.5 mm (♀).

Biology. Not known. Adults are found in grassland habitats, often far from water.

Distribution. In Australia known from WA, NT, Q, NSW and ACT, being most abundant in NSW. Widespread in the Oriental, Afrotropical and southern Palaearctic regions, and also known from Ambon, Seram and the island of New Guinea.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

QDPC

Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Anthomyiidae

Genus

Lispe

Loc

Lispe leucospila (Wiedemann)

Pont, Adrian C. 2019
2019
Loc

Lispe leucospila

Vikhrev, N. E. 2014: 150
2014
Loc

Lispe eidsvoldica

Pont, A. C. 1989: 693
Seguy, E. 1937: 183
1937
Loc

Lispa eidsvoldica

Lee, D. J. & Crust, M. & Sabrosky, C. W. 1956: 315
Malloch, J. R. 1925: 336
1925
Loc

Coenosia leucospila

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 441
1830