Proctacanthus darlingtoni Curran,

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

1175­5334

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5198780-4F49-FFBB-6328-D6ADFC9EA9FB

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Proctacanthus darlingtoni Curran
status

 

Proctacanthus darlingtoni Curran 

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Proctacanthus darlingtoni Curran, 1951: 6  . Type locality: Dominican Republic, Barahona; holotype: ♂ (MCZ). Hull, 1962: 488; Martin & Papavero, 1970: 78.

New records. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dunas de Baní , Peravia prov. / 10.xi.2003, R H. Bastardo (1 ♀, USNM)  ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: / prov. Peravia / 1 km S.E. Galeón / 19.vi.1976 / E. Grissell / E. Marcano, on / Casearia iliciflora  (1 ♂, FSCA)  ; NE of Jarabacoa / 31.v.1989, S.W.Dunkle (1 ♂, FSCA)  ; prov. Peravia, Las / Salinas 19.v.85 / Woodruff & Stange / Hand catch (1 ♂, 2 ♀, FSCA)  ; Peravia prov. Bahia ~ 5 m / W. of Baní 18 o 17.460' N / 70 o 23.090'W, 90 m, 8.viii. / 2006 D.Perez, R.Bastardo (6 ♂, [ Apis mellifera  prey] USNM, MHND)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. Captured during May, June, and November at low altitude in Barahona and Peravia provinces.

Remarks. Proctacanthus darlingtoni  was originally described from Barahona province. This study reports the first records of the species from Peravia province. Proctacanthus darlingtoni  is distinguished from congeners by pale yellowish or white vestiture of the head and thorax, the black ground color and grayish tomentum of the thorax, and black femora. Contrastingly, the vestiture of the head is largely yellow, the cheeks black, and the thoracic dorsum and femora are red in P. dominicana  and P. vittatus  . Also, the postpronotum and anepisternum anteriorly have white vestiture in P. darlingtoni  whereas it is black in P. dominicana  and P. vittatus  .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Asilidae

Genus

Proctacanthus

Loc

Proctacanthus darlingtoni Curran

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

Proctacanthus darlingtoni

Martin, C H & Papavero, N. 1970: 78
Hull, F. M. 1962: 488
Curran, C. H. 1951: 6
1951