Proctacanthus Macquart,

Scarbrough, Aubrey G. & Perez-Gelabert, Daniel E., 2006, A review of the asilid (Diptera) fauna from Hispaniola with six genera new to the island, fifteen new species, and checklist, Zootaxa 1381, pp. 1-91: 14

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5073424

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B1C4BACE-8DA8-4051-9CFC-E6AB2C7BE9BB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5073424

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5198780-4F49-FFB8-6328-D088FC01AC69

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Felipe

scientific name

Proctacanthus Macquart
status

 

Proctacanthus Macquart 

Proctacanthus Macquart, 1838: 120  (1839: 236). Type species: philadelphicus Macquart ( Coquillett, 1910: 595). Hull, 1962: 487; Martin & Papavero, 1962: 77. Catalogue.

Remarks. A largely New World genus, only 6 WI species are known, and 3 of these are from Hispaniola. Here we add Azua, La Altagracia, La Vega, National District, Peravia, and San Cristóbal provinces in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to its distribution in Hispaniola. The species are recognized by a large body (20–45 mm), abruptly produced face, long tapered abdomen that extends beyond the wings, and veins R 4 and R 5 meeting the wing margin before the apex. Species perch on bare soil or low on vegetation. Ovipositors have conspicuous spines to deposite eggs in the soil.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Loc

Proctacanthus Macquart

Scarbrough, Aubrey G. & Perez-Gelabert, Daniel E. 2006
2006
Loc

Proctacanthus

Hull, F. M. 1962: 487
Coquillett, D. W. 1910: 595
Macquart, J. 1838: 120
1838