Australian Museum Journal The genus Ptecticus Loew from Australia, New Guinea and the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

Shortform:
Daniels, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(18): 563–588
Author(s):
Daniels, Greg
Year published:
1979
Title:
The genus Ptecticus Loew from Australia, New Guinea and the Bismarck and Solomon Archipelagos (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
32
Issue:
18
Start page:
563
End page:
588
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.32.1979.466
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1979
Cover date:
31 December 1979
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; NEW GUINEA
Digitized:
20 January 2009
Available online:
03 March 2009
Reference number:
466
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Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (2371kb PDF)

Abstract

Fourteen species of the genus Ptecticus Loew are recognised and described or redescribed from Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and a key for their identification given. P. albitarsus de Meijere is established as a synonym of P. quadrifasciatus. P. tritus is proposed as a replacement name for P. salomonensis Lindner. The new species, P. amplior (from Australia and New Guinea), P. queenslandicus (Australia), P. helvolus (New Guinea), P. spatuloides (New Britain), P. gilvus (New Ireland) and P. substitutus and P. eximius (Solomons) are described. The male terminalia of thirteen species are illustrated.

Attention is drawn to the posttegula, a thoracic appendage medial to the base of each haltere. Its application as a character for the separation of the superfamilies Tabanoidea and Asiloidea is briefly discussed.