Amenia chrysame (Walker)

Colless, D. H., 1998, Morphometrics in the genus Amenia and revisionary notes on the Australian Ameniinae (Diptera: Calliphoridae), with the description of eight new species, Records of the Australian Museum 50 (1), pp. 85-123: 110

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.50.1998.1275

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4653053

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scientific name

Amenia chrysame (Walker)
status

 

Amenia chrysame (Walker)  

Material now available extends the distribution to far North Queensland and, in the south, to the Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide ( Fig. 10 View Figure 10 ). The morphometric analysis in Part 1 ( Fig. 11 View Figure 11 ) revealed a sharp discontinuity in variation at about the 26th parallel, in the vicinity of Bundaberg. Further study shows that males fromnorth Queensland have the postorbital strip less reduced than have those from New South Wales. In the former, the pruinosity can be traced to or almost to the vertex; in the latterit disappears well before the vertex. A slight difference in the shape of the carina, in both sexes, also shows a similar distribution. However, between the New South Wales border and about Bundaberg, the two forms seem to overlap and intermediates are found. Despite this clear evidence of subspeciation, I see no reason to give it formal recognition   .

A. chrysame   has the submedian marginal bristles on abdominal T 3 very strongly developed, both in size and (in males only) in number (usually 4 or 5, but up to 7 have been seen).

Distribution ( Fig. 10 View Figure 10 ). Eastern Australia, predominantly on the coast or nearby ranges, from Cape York to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Amenia