Mohrigia rhynchophysa ( Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993 ),

Xu, Jun, Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao & Wu, Hong, 2017, Review of the genus Mohrigia Menzel (Diptera, Sciaridae) from China, Zootaxa 4300 (1), pp. 71-98: 87

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4300.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C116DDFE-623A-4B2A-9AE6-1F7421FFBEE6

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/635987A0-FFA3-3F6A-FF60-683A4D8E5EFF

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Plazi

scientific name

Mohrigia rhynchophysa ( Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993 )
status

new combination

Mohrigia rhynchophysa ( Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993)  , new combination

Plastosciara rhynchophysa Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993: 662  (type locality: Mt. Longqishan, Fujian); Zhang et al., 2003: 123. 

Diagnosis. The species is characterized by the apical tooth arising from a large coracoid dorsal lobe on the gonostylus, densely setose on the apicoventral part of gonostylus, inner side of gonostylus slightly concaved, bearing several flagellate setae; parameral apodeme laterally sclerotized on tegmen; gonocoxite with an oblong intercoxal lobe; maxillary palps 2-segmented, basal segment with 2 setae.

Distribution. China (Fujian, Fig. 16View FIGURE 16) ( Yang et al, 1993).

Remarks. The species was described as Plastosciara rhynchophysa  by Yang et al. (1993), although the authors considered it a ‘strange’ member of the genus due to its unique structures on the hypopygium, slender antennal 4th flagellomere, and an arcuate patch of dense straight setae on subapical foretibia. The diagnosis above is given based on the original description and illustration, since we could not locate the type specimen in ZAFU collection, where the type should have been deposited. Yang et al. (1993) gave no detailed description, but the illustration shows the laterally sclerotized parameral apodeme, and several flagellate setae on the inner side of the gonostylus. Based on the generic characteristics of Mohrigia  , P. rhynchophysa Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993  should be transferred to the genus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Sciaridae

Genus

Mohrigia

Loc

Mohrigia rhynchophysa ( Yang, Zhang & Yang, 1993 )

Xu, Jun, Shi, Kai, Huang, Junhao & Wu, Hong 2017
2017
Loc

Plastosciara rhynchophysa

Yang 1993: 662
1993