Australian Museum Journal A new genus and species of the subfamily Tachiniscinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Australia

Shortform:
Korneyev, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(3): 159–166
Author(s):
Korneyev, Valery A.
Year published:
2012
Title:
A new genus and species of the subfamily Tachiniscinae (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
64
Issue:
3
Start page:
159
End page:
166
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.64.2012.1593
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:
1593
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (183kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4700kb PDF)

Abstract

A parasitic fly Aliasutra australica new genus and species is described, and the subfamily Tachiniscinae is recorded from Australia for the first time. The new species superficially resembles pyrgotid flies by lacking frontal setae and wing pattern, and by having numerous proepisternal setae and brownish yellow body. It possesses a unique structure of female terminalia, which is a synapomorphy of the Tachiniscinae, and the incomplete costal vein, long tubular phallus and elongate spermathecae, which are considered synapomorphies of the tribe Tachiniscini, and is placed in that tribe.