Peckia (Euboettcheria) epimelia (Lopes)

Buenaventura, Eliana & Pape, Thomas, 2013, <strong> Revision of the New World genus <em> Peckia </ em> Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) </ strong>, Zootaxa 3622 (1), pp. 1-87: 27

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Peckia (Euboettcheria) epimelia (Lopes)


Peckia (Euboettcheria) epimelia (Lopes)  

( Figs. 49, 50 View FIGURES 41–53. 41–42 ) (figs. 3–4 in Lopes 1938b)

Sarcophaga epimelia Lopes, 1938b: 284   . Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo. Holotype male, depository not given (not examined).

Description. Male. Head. Ocellar setae equal to or shorter than postoculars. Outer vertical seta of same size as postoculars. Black orbital setae. Three frontal setae situated below the dorsal limit of the lunule. Genal setae black anteriorly, yellow or white posteriorly. First two rows of occipital setae black, others yellow. Thorax. Chaetotaxy: acrostichals = 0 + 1, dorsocentrals = 0 + 3 (anterior one shorter), intra-alars = 2 + 2 (anterior one shorter), supraalars = 2 + 3, basal scutellars = 4. Prosternum and posterior surface of hind coxa with black setae. Three katepisternal setae. Postalar wall with only black setae. Lower calypter with a central dark spot and a fringe of long hair-like setae along outer margin, extending almost to its posterior margin. Mid femur with a ctenidium. Anterodorsal surface of mid tibia with 1 median and 1 apical seta. Hind femur with a row of antero-ventral and a row of postero-ventral setae. Hind tibia antero-dorsally with 1 seta in the basal third, 1 in the middle third and 1 preapical.

Abdomen. Postero-ventral seams between T3/T4 and T4/T5 parallel. Microtrichosity of the abdomen laterally golden. ST1+3 with only black hair-like setae. Two lateral setae on each side of T4. T5 with golden microtrichosity.

Terminalia. ST5 orange. Medial margin of ST5 ∏-shaped. Inner margins of ST5 arms straight, with long hair-like setae posteriorly. Syntergosternite 7+8 longer than high in lateral view, orange, with golden microtrichosity. Epandrium bright orange. Cercus orange proximally and brown or dark brown distally. Cercal base with a pair of rounded projections equipped with spines and setae. Cercal thickness in lateral view becoming progressively reduced towards the apex in lateral view. Cercus very enlarged distally, with a pair of flat projections equipped with spines and setae. Surstylus as long as cercus, brown, with an acute apex in lateral view. Pregonite trapezoidalshaped, becoming wider towards the apex, curved in lateral view, with a lateral projection, and an undulated apex. Postgonite elongated, with a hooked apex. Juxta without demarcated connection with the phallic tube. Juxta sclerotized and composed of one long plate without juxtal lateral plate and juxtal horns. Juxta bifurcated towards the apex, with two acute tips. Distiphallus with a pair of lateral styli separated, each with a longitudinal cleft. Short vesica composed of one entire plate without demarcated connection with the distiphallus.

Distribution. NEOTROPICAL— Brazil (Mato Grosso, São Paulo), Ecuador.

Material examined. Brazil: 1 male ( Sarcophaga epimelia Lopes, 1938   , paratype), Mato Grosso Juína , v.1985, O. Roppa & B. Silva ( MNRJ)   ; 7 males, Mato Grosso Sinop , 12°31'S 55°37'W, x.1975, Alvarenga & Roppa ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, same data but iii.1976 ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, same data but BR 163, Km. 500–600 ( MNRJ) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, São Paulo, S. B. Pessoa ( MNRJ)   . Ecuador: 1 male, Napo Province, Yasuní National Park, Yasuní Research Station , 76°36'W 00°38'S, 03–20.xi.1998, T. Pape & B. Viklund ( ZMUC) GoogleMaps   .


Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro


Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen














Peckia (Euboettcheria) epimelia (Lopes)

Buenaventura, Eliana & Pape, Thomas 2013

Sarcophaga epimelia

Lopes, H. S. 1938: 284