Amenia albosquamata, Colless, 1998

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: 109

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4653051

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9A5987F8-1625-FFE8-FA0E-FE03F84AF76F

treatment provided by

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scientific name

Amenia albosquamata
status

n.sp.

Amenia albosquamata   n.sp.

Holotype: male; 14°35'S 124°45'E, Lone Dingo, Mitchell Plateau, WesternAustralia, 9-19 May 1983, I.D. Naumann & lC. Cardale. ANIC 6156 View Materials . GoogleMaps  

Other specimens examined. WESTERN AUSTRALIA: data as for holotype, 3cS cS, 3 縠 ~; 14°49'S 125°50'E, MiningCamp, Mitchell Plateau, 9-19 May 1983, I.D. Naumann & le. Cardale , 4cS cS, 3 縠 ~; 8 km S of Cape Bertholet, West Kimberley , 19 April 1977, D.H. Colless, 1~; Lombardina , 28 May-22 July 1990, G. R. Strickland, 4縠 GoogleMaps   ~; NORTHERN TERRITORY: Brocks Creek, March 1933, T. G. Campbell, 1cS, 1~; Burnside, 28 March 1929, T. G. Campbell, 1~; Katherine , 7 January 1964, D. Turner, 1 cS (VM); McArthur River , 48 km SSW of Borroloola, 22 April 1976, D.H. Colless, 1~; 14°19'S 132°25'E, Katherine Gorge NP, 1 January 1993, G. & A. Daniels, 1cS ( UQ) GoogleMaps   .

This species comprises the Western Australian and Northern Territory populations of the " A. imperialis   Western form" of Part 1.

Male. Closely resembling A. imperialis   , differing as follows: Head: parafacials sometimes weakly pollinose when head rotated from standard position, away from light (see above); face relatively longer and gena relatively narrower ( Table 2 View Table 2 , "Western form"); antennal segment ratio distinctly high, 3.5-4.4 due to relatively longer segment 3; arista not reaching apex of segment 3. Wing: upper calypter all pale; lower calypter grey or pale, with darker margin. M-bend ratio usually less than 1.0. Costa at most slightly bowed beyond apex of Sc.

Female. Differs from A. imperialis   in the colour of calypters (as in the male), the presence of a pair of submedian marginal bristles on abdominal T 3, and the greater antennal segment ratio, 2.8-3.4.

Distribution. Known only from the Kimberleys, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Genus

Amenia