Baldratia Kieffer, 1897

Elsayed, Ayman Khamis, Skuhravá, Marcela, Karam, Hedaya Hamza, Elminshawy, Abdelaziz & Al-Eryan, Mohamed Awad, 2015, New records and new species of gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) developing on Chenopodiaceae in Egypt, Zootaxa 3904 (1), pp. 105-115 : 108

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3904.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:96E57EA4-716F-4C87-8857-1D21963CCD3A

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6110397

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/916F5F77-6B3F-8C04-F8CF-32B3FEB37086

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Plazi

scientific name

Baldratia Kieffer, 1897
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Genus Baldratia Kieffer, 1897

Baldratia is a Palaearctic genus with 38 species ( Gagné & Jaschhof 2014). Larvae induce galls on stems and leaves of the family Chenopodiaceae mainly in Central Asia. Four species were previously described on the basis of material found in Egypt ( Möhn 1969). The genus Baldratia is characterized by the following combination of morphological characters ( Fedotova 1992; Dorchin & Freidberg 2008): the female ovipositor has a ventrally curved aculeus and a lateral plate that bears simple or split setae; adults generally have relatively long legs and one or two segmented palpi; apical antennal flagellomeres are often fused and the number of flagellomeres may vary within the same species and even in the same individual. Larvae have a bilobed spatula ( Möhn 1969).

Fedotova (1992) mentioned that the aculeus was evenly covered with 2 rows of long apically bent setae. In the present study, it is very clear that the aculeus bears 3 rows of these setae in both B. salicorniae and the new species described below.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Cecidomyiidae