Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy

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: 105

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4653047

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scientific name

Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy
status

 

Genus Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy  

Formosiomima Enderlein, 1936: 444   . Type species: Formosiomima imitatrix Enderlein, 1936: 444   , (= Amenia nigromaculata Malloch, 1929   ), by original designation.

Despite the considerable differences in ornamentation between Malloch's nigromaculata   and other species of Amenia   , the structural differences are not great. I am therefore reluctant to follow Crosskey in accepting the generic status proposed by Enderlein (see below) and therefore place his Formosiomima   as a junior synonym.

Despite much further collecting, Amenia   has been found (as reported by Crosskey, 1965) only in Australia, especially Queensland and New South Wales; it is present in the Torres Strait islands, but absent from Tasmania. It is sharply separated from other genera by the characters given in the key. See also the note on setulae of the suprasquamal ridge under Paramenia   (below).

In descriptions of species, I have confined myself to salient, diagnostic features, rather than repeat the detail provided by Crosskey (1965).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Calliphoridae

Loc

Amenia Robineau-Desvoidy

Colless, D. H. 1998
1998
Loc

Formosiomima

Enderlein, G. 1936: 444
Enderlein, G. 1936: 444
1936