Microphorella, Becker, 1909

Cumming, Jeffrey M. & Brooks, Scott E., 2022, Establishment of the Microphorella breviradia species group, with a key to the Nearctic species groups of Microphorella Becker (Diptera: Dolichopodidae sensu lato: Parathalassiinae), Zootaxa 5134 (2), pp. 197-214 : 211-212

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.5134.2.2

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6537028

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scientific name

Microphorella
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Key to the species groups of Microphorella in the Nearctic Region

1 Wing with R 1 vein short, terminating at or before midpoint of wing ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–5 ); female syntergite 9+10 with acanthophorous setae ( Figs 16, 17 View FIGURES 16–18 , 31, 32 View FIGURES 31–36 ); male terminalia with right epandrial lamella greatly enlarged and comprising most of hypopygium in right lateral view ( Figs 4 View FIGURES 1–5 , 11 View FIGURES 10–15 , 20 View FIGURES 19–21 ), hypandrium reduced to narrow subtriangular band, only visible from left side of hypopygium ( Figs 10 View FIGURES 10–15 , 19 View FIGURES 19–21 )...................................................................... M. breviradia species group

- Wing with R 1 vein long, terminating beyond midpoint of wing ( Figs 25, 27 View FIGURES 25–30 ); female syntergite 9+10 with acanthophorous spines ( Figs 33, 34 View FIGURES 31–36 ); male terminalia with right epandrial lamella smaller than hypandrium in right lateral view, hypandrium large and reniform, visible from both left and right side of hypopygium ( Figs 26, 28, 30 View FIGURES 25–30 )............................ 2

2 Wing with vein CuA + CuP absent; male wing with long apicoventral seta on hind margin ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25–30 ); male fore tibia and tarsomere 1 with row of posterior comb-like setae; male mid trochanter and mid femur each with strong basiventral seta; hypopygium with elongate medial hypandrial projection and dorsal surstylar lobe with strong sickle-shaped seta ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25–30 ); female abdominal tergite 5 medially with some slender submarginal setae, tergite 6 mainly glaborous... M. chillcotti species group

- Wing with vein CuA + CuP extending slightly beyond cell cua, sometimes faint ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 25–30 ); male wing without long apicoventral seta on hind margin; male fore tibia and tarsomere 1 without comb-like setae; male mid trochanter and mid femur each without strong basiventral seta; hypopygium without elongate medial hypandrial projection and dorsal surstylar lobe without strong sickle-shaped seta ( Figs 28, 30 View FIGURES 25–30 ); female abdominal tergite 5 or 6 usually with either stout median or stout marginal setae ( Figs 34, 36 View FIGURES 31–36 )............................................................................................. 3

3 Male hind trochanter with spine-bearing tubercle ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25–30 ); male terminalia with bare hypandrium ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25–30 ); female abdominal tergite 5 usually with cluster of stout median setae ( Figs 35, 36 View FIGURES 31–36 ), female abdominal tergite 6 without row of stout marginal setae......................................................................... M. acroptera species group

- Male hind trochanter without spine-bearing tubercle; male terminalia with setose hypandrium ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 25–30 ); female abdominal tergite 5 without cluster of stout median setae, female abdominal tergite 6 usually with row of stout marginal setae ( Figs 33, 34 View FIGURES 31–36 ).............................................................................. M. chiragra species group

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Dolichopodidae