Australian Museum Journal The Froggattimyia-Anagonia genus group (Diptera: Tachinidae)

Shortform:
Colless, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(3): 167–211
Author(s):
Colless, Donald H.
Year published:
2012
Title:
The Froggattimyia-Anagonia genus group (Diptera: Tachinidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
64
Issue:
3
Start page:
167
End page:
211
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.64.2012.1590
Language:
English
Date published:
12 December 2012
Cover date:
12 December 2012
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
12 December 2012
Available online:
12 December 2012
Reference number:
1590
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Title page:
Title page (255kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (3437kb PDF)

Abstract

The genera here reviewed have in common many morphological attributes, and in both, all species are parasites of the larvae of leaf-eating insects—pergid sawflies for Froggattimyia and chrysomelid or curculionid beetles for Anagonia. Perhaps significantly, the host larvae themselves show a degree of physical resemblance and all are charged strongly with eucalyptus oil from their foodstuffs. Twelve species are recognized in Froggattimyia, the following six are new: F. carnei, F. coracina, F. macdonaldi, F. woodorum, F. truncata, and F. vicina, one is near F. hirta and remains undescribed. Twenty-five species are recognized in Anagonia, the following sixteen are new: A. angustifrons, A. commoni, A. conformis, A. crosskeyi, A. dayi, A. errator, A. latistylus, A. loripes, A. minor, A. norrisi, A. perplexa, A. propinqua, A. similis, A. teratostylus, A. uptoni, and A. zentae; F. tillyardi Malloch is newly combined in Anagonia. Most species are so highly variable as to make a classification based on internal structure at best tentative.

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