Lispe albimaculata Stein

Pont, Adrian C., 2019, Studies on the Australian Muscidae (Diptera). VIII. The genus Lispe Latreille, 1797, Zootaxa 4557 (1), pp. 1-232: 24-30

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Lispe albimaculata Stein
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Lispe albimaculata Stein  

( Figs 28–41 View FIGURES 28–33 View FIGURES 34–38 View FIGURES 39–41 )

Lispa albimaculata Stein, 1910: 561   .

Lispa albimaculata   .— Stein, 1919: 141.

Xenolispa albimaculata   .— Malloch, 1923: 610; Lee, Crust & Sabrosky, 1956: 306.

Lispe albimaculata   .— Séguy, 1937: 182; Pont, 1989: 692.

Type-material. Stein described this species from 3♂ from Brisbane and 1♀ from Botany Bay, from material in HNHM. The 3♂, collected in 1900 by L. Biró, were studied by me in HNHM in 1986 (Pont & Werner, 2006: 18; Pont, 2013: 53), having survived the destruction of the HNHM Calyptrate Diptera   collections in 1956; the Botany Bay ♀ has not been found ( Pont, 2013). The three ♂ syntypes are slightly mouldy, and two have the head missing. The ♂ with the head is herewith designated as lectotype, and the other 2♂ are paralectotypes. Each of the three has two printed labels: “ Australia / Biró” and “ Queensland / Brisbane”. In addition, the lectotype has Stein’s handwritten label on pale green paper “ Lispa   / albimaculata / sp.n.”. Apart from the mould, it is in good condition. All three specimens belong to Lispe albimaculata   as here defined.

Diagnosis. This is the only Australian species with a dark band in apical part of wing. The ♂ may also be easily recognised by the large boss-like tubercle on sternite 3 ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 28–33 ).

Material Examined. AUSTRALIA: Western Australia: 12 km NE by N of Broome, 17.52S 122.18E, 25.viii.1976, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ ( ANIC); 3 km ENE of Cape Borda, West Kimberley , 27.iv.1977, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Carson Escarpment , 14.49S 126.49E, 9–15.viii.1975, I.F.B. Common & M.S. Upton, 12♂ 7♀ ( ANIC & BMNH)) GoogleMaps   ; N.W. Coastal Highway , 7 miles NE of Karratha, on Eucalyptus   sp., 16.ii.1973, E.M. Exley, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; 3 km S of Coulomb Point, West Kimberley , at light, 20.iv.1977, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Drysdale River , 15. 02S 126.55E, 3–8.viii.1975, I.F.B. Common & M.S. Upton, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Kimberley Res. Stn , light trap, x.1961, K.T. Richards, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Logues Springs , 102 km SE by E of Broome, 18.25S 123.05E, 18.viii.1976, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 8 km WSW of Martin 's Well, West Kimberley , Malaise trap, 29.iv.1977, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Millstream , 22 & 24.x.1970, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Millstream , at light, 12.iv.1971, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 10 km NW by N of Mining Camp, stop 15, Mitchell Plateau, 14.45S 125.47E, Kimberley District , 17.v.1983, D.C.F. Rentz & J. Balderson, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Murchison River , 27. 49S 114.41E, 28.iii.1971, E.F. Riek, 1♂ 1♀, and Upton & Mitchell, 1♀ ( ANIC)   . Northern Territory: 8 km S of Alice Springs , on Wahlenbergia   , 29.x.1974, E.M. Exley & R.I. Storey, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 12 km SW of Alroy Downs , at light, 10.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Alice Springs , 14.ii.1966, J.A. Grant, 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; 32 km WNW of Alice Springs , 8.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 2♂ ( ANIC & BMNH)   ; 30 km NW by W of Alice Springs , at light, 7.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Amadeus Basin , 3.vii & 16.ix.1962, P. Ranford, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Ayers Rock , 18.viii.1972, C.W.Sabrosky, 1♀ ( USNM)   ; Batten Creek, 31 km WSW of Borroloola, Malaise trap, 16.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Batten Point , 30 km NE by E of Borroloola, at light, 18.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Birraduk Creek , 17 km WSW of Nimbuwah Rock, 5.vi.1973, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Border Waterhole, 15 km W of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.3644S, 137.5930E, 200 m, 2.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♂ 5♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 12 km NNE of Borroloola , 19.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; 22 km WSW of Borroloola , at light, 16.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; same locality, Malaise trap, 17.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Caranbirini W/H, 33 km SW of Borroloola, at light, 21.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Chilla Well , 21.31S, 130.59E, 5.xi.1968, A.O. Nicholls, 22♂ 2♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   , & 1♂ 1♀ ( BMNH) GoogleMaps   ; Cooper Creek , 19 km E by S of Mt Borradaile, 5.vi.1973, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; 34 miles NW of Dorisvale H.S., 14.13S, 130.55E, M. Mendum, 2♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; 46 miles E of Frewana, Barkly Tableland , 17.viii.1960, E. Exley, 3♂ 4♀ ( QMBA)   & 1♂ 1♀ ( OUMNH)   ; Horn Islet, Pellew Group , 8–14.ii.1968, B. Cantrell, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Hugh River , 28 miles WSW of Alice Springs, 10.ii.1966, Britton, Upton & McInnes, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Hull River, Mannanana Range, Petermann Ranges , 18.v.1983, G.A. Holloway, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; 14 miles W of Humpty Doo , 10 & 14.vi.1964, K.R. Norris, 3♂ 7♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Katherine , 7.vi.1964, K.R. Norris, 2♂ 4♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Koongarra , 15 km E of Mt Cahill, at light, 6–9.iii.1973, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 3♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Koongarra area , 15–22 km E of Mt Cahill, 9.iii.1973, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; 8 km N of Kulgera , 21.ix.1978, M.S. Upton & R.A. Barrett, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Maggie Springs at Uluru National Park , 4.iv.1980, G.F. Hevel & J.A. Fortin, 3♂ 4♀ ( USNM)   ; McArthur River , 14 km S by W of Cape Crawford, at light, 11–12.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; McArthur River , 48 km SW by S of Borroloola, at light, 13–14.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 5♂ 5♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Nourlangie Creek , 8 km N of Mt Cahill, at light, 16.vi.1973, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Roe Creek , 12 km SW by W of Alice Springs, at light, 9.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Standley Chasm , NW of Jay Creek, 4.x.1972, Z. Liepa, 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Surprise Creek, 45 km SW by S of Borroloola, Malaise trap, 15.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Todd River , 9 km N by E of Alice Springs, 28.ix.1978, M.S. Upton & R.A. Barrett, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; same locality & date, 23.38S 133.53E, J.C. Cardale, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Todd River , 9 km N by E of Alice Springs, at light, 10.x.1978, D.H. Colless, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; 12.8 km N–NE of Victoria River Downs , 8.vi.1973, L.P. Kelsey, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Wauchope , 6.iv.1980, G.F. Hevel & J.A. Fortin, 1♂ 1♀ ( USNM)   . Queensland: no further data, 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; Acacia Ridge, Brisbane , 19.vii.1963, E.C. Dahms, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Ayr , 30.ix.1960, R. Hughes, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Amphitheatre waterhole area, 27 km N of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.21.08S, 138.09.43E, 200 m, m. v. lamp   , 3.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 1♂ 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; Ayr, Swans Lagoon , on Leersia hexandra   , 11.iii.1986, J.den Hollander, 1♂ ( NMWC)   ; Babinda, J.F. Illingworth, 1♂ ( USNM)   ; Barcoo River, near Blackall , 15.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 4♂ 4♀ ( QDPC, BMNH)   ; Belyando River, approx. halfway between Charters Towers and Clermont , 6.vii.1975, M.S. & B.J. Moulds, 4♀ ( AMS, BMNH)   ; Big Mitchell Creek, Mareeba–Molloy Road , 4.v.1967, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Bilyana , 25.7 km SW of Tully, 15.vii.1971, Z. Liepa, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Bluff Range, near Biggenden , 7–19.viii.1971, H. Frauca, 3♀ ( ANIC)   ; Boggomoss, Taroom District , 25.31S, 150.03E, 13.xi.1996, C.J. Burwell & S. Evans, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 25 km NW by N of Boulia , at light, 8.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Bribie I., Malaise trap, 2-11.ix.1983, E. Hamacek, 3♀ ( QDPC)   ; Bribie Island ( QDPC)   Fisheries site, heathland–Acacia regrowth, 27.03S, 153.11E, Malaise traps, 5–12.ix.1997, S. Winterton, N. Power, D. White, 1♂ 4♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Brisbane , 1900, L. Biró, ♂ lectotype & 2♂ paralectotypes ( HNHM)   ; Brisbane , 2.ii.1954, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 4.viii.1955, F.A. Perkins, 4♂ 4♀ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 17.viii.1955, F.A. Perkins, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 23.viii.1955, F.A. Perkins, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 17.xi.1962, T. Brooks, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane , 25.viii.1967, J. Hargreaves, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Brisbane, DPI Indooroopilly site, Malaise trap, viii.1977, J. Grimshaw, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; same locality, 15–22.xi.1979, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; Brisbane, Sanford , 29 & 30.vii.1972, B.Hocking, 2♂ ( QMBA & OUMNH)   ; Lake Broadwater via Dalby , 9.xii.1987, m. v. light, D.K. Yeates   , 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Bundaberg , 8.iii.1972, H. Frauca, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; 2 miles N of Bundaberg, Tea-tree swamp, 26.vi.1971, H. Frauca, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Burnett River, Bundaberg , 24–28.iii.1972, H. Frauca, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Burpengary , no date, T.L. Bancroft, 2♂ ( BMNH)   ; Caboohure , 7.v.1914, S. Johnson, 1♂ ( QNBA)   ; Cairns , on window, J.F. Illingworth, 1♀ ( USNM)   ; Caloundra , 17.viii.1934, F.A. Perkins, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Caloundra , 27.viii.1963, H.C. Shepherd, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Canungra , 27.iii.1937, N.T.M. Yeates, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Carnarvon Nat. Park, Mt. Moffatt section, 25.03.49 S, 148.01.57E, Malaise trap, 27–28.xi.1997, J. Skevington, C. Lambkin, 3♂ ( QMBA)   ; Carnarvon Nat. Park, Mt. Moffatt section, swamp edge near landing ground, 25.02.26 S, 147.56.13E, 2 m, Malaise trap, 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♂ ( ANIC)   ; Childers , 5.ix.1973, H. Frauca, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Coolum , 29.vii.1972, E.C. Dahms, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Coppermine Creek , 67.5 km N of Marlborough, 5.vii.1971, Z. Liepa, 1♂ 2♀ ( ANIC)   ; Dawson River, near Duaringa , 8.v.1970, Z. Liepa, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Desailly Creek , 10 km W by N of Mt Carbine, 16.30S, 144.55E, at light, 19.v.1981, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Dalby , 23.x.1958, S. Sekhon, 2♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Eidsvold , 11.iv.1924, Bancroft, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Einasleigh River Crossing, E of Georgetown, 21.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; 26 km W Fairview , 15.35S, 144.04E, m. v. lamp   , 24.iv.1989, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Fig Tree Creek , 39 km S of Ingham, 14.iv.1980, G.F. Hevel & J.A. Fortin, 1♂ ( USNM)   ; 7–14 miles W of Herberton, via Watsonville , 1.v.1967, D.H. Colless, 2♂ 1♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Hughenden , 1♂ ( USNM)   ; DPI Indooroopilly site, Malaise trap, 6–12.xii.1984, 4♂ ( QDPC, BMNH)   ; Inglewood , 1.ix.1925, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Karara , 3.v.1954, O.R. Byrne, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Jondaryan , 8.vi.1963, C. Speed, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Lake Broadwater, near Dalby , 27.21S, 151.06E, m. v. lamp   , 2.v.1987, G. & A. Daniels, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 45 km W of Lynd River , wild rice,?D-Vac, 24.iv.1983, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; Mackay , 12.v.1970, Z. Liepa, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Mackay , in grass on edge of sugar cane, D-Vac, 8.xi.1975, I.D. Galloway, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; Marlborough Creek , 2 km N of Marlborough, 29.i.1975, B.K. Cantrell, 4♂ 3♀ ( QDPC)   ; McIlwraith Range, NE of Coen, Cape York Peninsula , 29.vi–5.vii.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; Mooloolaba , 24.x.1965, C.F. Ashby, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; 3 km SW by S of Mt Baird , 15.10S, 145.07E, light & Malaise traps, 3–4.v.1981, D.H. Colless, 1♂ 3♀ ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   ; Mt Irving, 14.viii.1979, R.H. Broadley, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; 66 km NW of Mt Isa , at light, 9.iv.1976, D.H. Colless, 2♂ ( ANIC)   ; Tamborine , 10.x.1979, B.K. Cantrell & J.F. Donaldson, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; Mungallala , 15.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♂ ( QDPC)   ; 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 Creek, 1km W of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.35.50S, 138.07.18E, 160 m, 20.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, 13♂ 12♀ ( QMBA)   & 1♂ 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; Musselbrook Creek, 11 km ESE of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.36.45S, 138.07.46E, 140 m, 8.v.1995, G. Daniels & M. A. Schneider, 1♂ 2♀ ( QMBA)   ; Noosa area , 3.v.1999, J. & A. Skevington, S.A. Marshall, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; 1 mile E of Paluma , 2800 ft, m. v. lamp   , 17.i.1970, G.A. Holloway, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Ranges Bridge, Condamine River , 25.iv.1963, B.V. Timms, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Ridgepole Waterhole, 24 km ESE of Musselbrook Resource Centre, Lawn Hill Nat. Park , 18.40.15S, 138.22.15E, 180 m, 23.iv–14.v.1995, G. Daniels & M.A. Schneider, 26♂ 20♀ ( QMBA)   & 1♂ 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; Samsonvale Cemetery , 8.5 km SSE Dayboro, 27.16S, 152.52E, 3.ix.1996, S. Evans, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Stanthorpe, Mount Marlay , 28.40S 151.57E, 10–11.x.1998, J. & A. Skevington, 1♂ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; 15 miles N Tambo , 2.v.1963, E.C. Dahms, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; Tibrogargan Creek , 4.ix.1956, F.A. Perkins, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Tinaroo Falls Dam, open savannah, 27.iv.1967, D.H. Colless, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Wenlock H., Cape York Peninsula, 25.vi.1976, J.F. Donaldson, 1♀ ( QDPC)   ; 205 km W Windorah, Malaise trap in dry creek bed, 4.ix.1997, S. Winterton, J. & A. Skevington, 1♂ ( QMBA)   ; Woodford , 26.x.1958, S. Sekhon, 1♂ ( QMBA)   . New South Wales: Beecroft Peninsula , S of Currarong, 20.xii.1974, G. Daniels, 1♀ ( QMBA)   ; 13 miles SE of Braidwood , 14.x.1955, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Brunswick Hds , viii.1963, D.E. Havenstein, 7♂ 6♀ ( ANIC, BMNH)   ; Careel Bay, Avalon, Casuarina swamp, 9.vi.1962, D.K. McAlpine, 1♂ 2♀ ( AMS)   ; Coff 's Harbour , 25.vi.1976, Z. Liepa, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Como West, near Sydney , 5–8.xii.1972, L.S. Willan, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; same locality, m. v. light   , 6–9.xi.1972, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Goonoo State Forest , 5 miles S of Mendooran, 24.iii.1971, D.K. McAlpine, 8♂ 3♀ ( AMS, BMNH)   ; Goonoo State Forest , 31.54S, 148.57E, Malaise trap, 12–14.i.1994, M.E. Irwin & D.K. Yeates, 1♀ ( QMBA) GoogleMaps   ; Kurnell , 28.ix.1954, D.K. McAlpine, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; Mendooran , 8.xii.1973, G. Daniels, 1♂ ( AMS)   ; 5 miles S of Mendooran , m. v. lamp   , 23.iv.1973, G. Daniels, 1♂ 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Moonan Forest, Gloucester Tops , 19.xi.1976, K.R. Norris, 1♀ ( ANIC)   ; Tarro, Hunter River , 18.x.1922, 1♂ ( USNM)   ; Tubrabucca, Upper Hunter , 19.x.1956, D.K. McAlpine, 1♀ ( AMS)   ; Warrumbungle Nat. Park , 22.iv.1973 & 26.ix.1976, A. & G. Daniels, 2♂ ( AMS)   ; West Head , 4.xi.1972, E.A. Fonseca, 2♂ ( BMNH)   . Australian Capital Territory: Black Mt , light trap, 15.x.1955 & 15.xii.1964, I.F.B. Common, 1♂ 1♀ ( ANIC)   . South Australia: 71 km S by E Cooper Pedy , at light, 22.xi.1977, J.A.L. Watson, 1♂ ( ANIC)   ; Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park , Malaise trap, 32.17.49S, 137.58.59E, 6–7.x.1997, S. Winterton, J. & A. Skevington, C. Lambkin, 2♂ ( QMBA)   ; Flinders Ranges, Parachilna Creek , 1.ix.1977, A.N. Clements, 1♀ ( BMNH)   ; Flinders Ranges Nat. Park, Dingley Dell camping ground, Oraparinna Creek , Malaise trap, 32.21.17S, 138.42.16E, 8–9.x.1997, J. & A. Skevington, S. Winterton, C. Lambkin, 2♂ ( QMBA)   ; Gammon Ranges Nat. Park , Malaise trap, 13.x.1997, J. Skevington, S. Winterton, C. Lambkin, 1♂ 1♀ ( QMBA)   .

Description ♂ ♀. Head ( Figs 28–29 View FIGURES 28–33 ). Ground-colour black. Frons at broadest point 0.28 (♂) or 0.33 (♀), at lunula 0.45 (♂) or 0.41 (♀), of maximum head-width (frontal view). Fronto-orbital plate mostly shining, with a small brown pruinose area around upper frontal seta followed by a short silvery area before lunula; parafacial and face mainly yellowish pruinose, facial ridges tinged with brown; gena and lower 2/3 of occiput grey dusted, upper 1/3 of occiput undusted, shining, not differentiated from fronto-orbital plates. Frontal triangle quite broad, shining black. Parafacial narrow, at middle 1/4 (♂) to 1/3 (♀) width of postpedicel; setulae short, fine, in 1 row. Antenna black, except tip of pedicel and base of postpedicel which are orange, pedicel often more extensively orange; postpedicel 2.5 (♂) to 2.8 (♀) times as long as broad, falling short of mouth-margin by about 1/3 its length. Arista plumose, the hairing at widest point about 1.5 times width of postpedicel. Vibrissa strong, vibrissal area otherwise bare. Gena narrow, about 0.1 of vertical eye-length; genal setae weak. Palpus yellow, swollen at tip ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 28–33 ).

Thorax. Ground-colour black. Scutum mainly shining from most angles but dull in dorsal view; in posterior view with a pair of brownish-grey vittae inside the dc lines, running from neck to scutellum and separated medially by the shining ground-colour (only narrowly separated in ♀); scutellum shining black, without dust; inner half of postpronotal lobe and all pleura (including notopleuron) light grey dusted, outer half of the lobe shining like scutum. Anterior spiracle brown. Acr setulae in 2 rows at suture. Dc 0+1, with 1–2 additional post dc groundsetulae slightly longer than the others ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 28–33 ). 1 pprn. 0+0 ia. 1+1 sa, the prst seta very weak. 1 proepisternal seta, usually with an adjacent setula. Proepimeral seta absent, this area with 2-4 tiny setulae. Anepisternum with 1 short seta in upper anterior corner; posterior row with 1 strong and 2 weak setae. 3 kepst, lower one closer to posterior than to anterior one, only the posterior one strong ( Fig. 31 View FIGURES 28–33 ). Meron bare below spiracle and above hind coxa. Scutellum with disc sparsely setulose, bare on sides; ventral surface bare.

Legs. Fore coxa yellow, mid and hind coxae mainly black; trochanters yellow; femora black, extreme tips (knees) yellow, mid femur yellow on apical 1/4 to 1/5; ♂ tibiae yellow, fore tibia partly infuscated; ♀ fore tibia mainly dark, mid and hind tibiae yellow but partly infuscated; basal 1–2 tarsomeres yellow in ♂, weakly so in ♀, otherwise tarsomeres black. Fore coxa bare behind. Fore femur without av setae; pv surface with 3–4 short setae in apical half and 1 fine seta at base; pd row complete, short. Fore tibia without submedian setae; with short d and pv apical setae; in ♀ tibia slightly expanded, and white dusted along pd to p surfaces. Fore tarsomeres without modifications. Mid femur without av or pv setae; 1 a at basal third; without preapical ad; 1 p preapical, preceded by a p seta at apical 1/4. Mid tibia with 0 ad and 1 p; with moderate a, v and pv apicals, and a short d. Mid tarsosmeres without modifications. Hind coxa without a seta on posterior apical margin. Hind femur in ♂ with a row of short mainly spinose pv setae, none more than half femoral depth; ♂ without av setae, but the setulae in apical third becoming rather spine-like, similar to those on pv surface but usually shorter; ventral surfaces completely bare in ♀; ad row complete; 0 pd preapical. Hind tibia with 1 short ad, without av or pd; d preapical seta short, equal to tibial depth, the ad absent; 1 av but no pv apical. Hind tarsomeres not modified.

Wing. Narrow. Not darkened at base, but with a dark band beyond crossvein dm-cu, followed by a milky-white tip. Tegula and basicosta yellow. Crossvein r-m placed well apicad of the point where vein R1 enters costa; dm-cu straight, longer than apical section of vein CuA1. Vein M running straight to wing-margin. Calypters white to creamy, with creamy margins. Haltere yellow.

Abdomen. Ground-colour black. Syntergite 1+2 and tergites 3–5 not modified in shape ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 34–38 ); sternite 2 very narrow; ♂ sternite 3 with a large boss-like tubercle ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 28–33 ), and sternite 5 with a median excavation on hindmargin. Tergites subshining black with very thin dark brown dust; ♂ with white dusted spots as in Figs 32–33 View FIGURES 28–33 (tergite 4 entirely dark); these spots all smaller in ♀, that on syntergite 1+2 restricted to dorsal surface, that on tergite 3 forming a band that extends to ventral edge, that on tergite 5 small and oval. ♂ epandrium subshining. ♀ ovipositor with upper part of tergite 7 white dusted, visible tergal areas otherwise dark like rest of abdomen. Sternites 1–3 grey dusted, sternite 4 subshining black. In ♂ syntergite 1+2 and tergites 3–5 each with 2 pairs of weak lateral marginal setae, those on tergite 5 forming a row, without discals; shorter and less erect in ♀. ♂ sternites 2–4 with sparse setulae.

Ƌ terminalia. Epandrium attached to tergite 5, the intermediate tergite 6 and syntergosternite 8 lost; with 2 spiracles on lower anterior edge ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 34–38 ). Sternite 6 vestigial but clearly developed, symmetrical, withdrawn beneath sternite 5. Surstylus well-developed, distinct and discrete from epandrium ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 34–38 ). Cercal plate moderately divided ( Fig. 36 View FIGURES 34–38 ). Hypandrium attached to surstylus and, posteriorly, to wall of epandrium close to inner dorsal tip of cercal plate. Phallic complex ( Figs 37–38 View FIGURES 34–38 ): praegonite absent; postgonite weakly sclerotised, short, curved; phallapodeme enlarged, bifid at mid-length and the branches fusing with hypandrium; phallus short, juxta eversible, spinulose and containing about 7 large thorn-bearing platelets.

♀ ovipositor ( Figs 39–41 View FIGURES 39–41 ). Tergite 6 complete dorsally; tergite 7 complete dorsally and large, on lateral surface with an extra, large, superimposed fold or lobe on each side, in dry specimens this appearing shining and contrasting with the dusted tergite; tergite 8 divided dorsally, enlarged below. Sternites 6 and 7 large, broad, plate- like; sternite 8 consisting of 2 small plates and a third, median, plate. Epiproct V-shaped, with 1 pair of setae. Hypoproct not large, spinose. Cercus weakly spinose. 3 spermathecae.

Measurements. Wing-length, 3.0–4.0 mm (♂), 2.5–4.0 mm (♀). Body-length, 3.5–4.5mm (♂), 3.5–5.0 mm (♀).

Biology. Unknown. Adults appear to be euryoecious, having been collected in a wide range of habitats: rivers, lakes, swamps, inland and coastal, and even the most arid (Uluru).

Distribution. Known only from Australia (WA, NT, Q, NSW, ACT, SA).

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NMWC

National Museum of Wales

QDPC

Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

NSW

Royal Botanic Gardens, National Herbarium of New South Wales

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Anthomyiidae

Genus

Lispe

Loc

Lispe albimaculata Stein

Pont, Adrian C. 2019
2019
Loc

Lispe albimaculata

Pont, A. C. 1989: 692
Seguy, E. 1937: 182
1937
Loc

Xenolispa albimaculata

Lee, D. J. & Crust, M. & Sabrosky, C. W. 1956: 306
Malloch, J. R. 1923: 610
1923
Loc

Lispa albimaculata

Stein, P. 1919: 141
1919
Loc

Lispa albimaculata

Stein, P. 1910: 561
1910