Redescription of two neotropical species of Toxophora Meigen (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Toxophorinae)

Authors

  • André Mallemont Cunha Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Nacional
  • Carlos José Einicker Lamas Universidade de São Paulo; Museu de Zoologia
  • Márcia Souto Couri Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Museu Nacional

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492009001800001

Keywords:

Eniconevra, taxonomy, Toxophora aurea, Toxophora leucon, Toxophorini

Abstract

Two neotropical species of Toxophora Meigen, 1848 are redescribed (T. aurea Macquart, 1848 and T. leucon Séguy, 1930) and the male terminalia, female spermathecae, and the eggs are described and illustrated. Both species can be easily segregated from the other congeners by the following features: T. leucon: body covered with dark brown scales, longitudinal stripe formed by yellow scales on center of mesonotum, scutellum and abdomen, and abdomen slender; T. aurea: antenna with short dark brown scales, body covered with yellow scales and spots of dark brown scales with greenish reflex, wings without inter-radial vein, femora with yellow scales and without setae on males, and abdomen stout.

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Published

2009-01-01

How to Cite

Cunha, A. M., Lamas, C. J. E., & Couri, M. S. (2009). Redescription of two neotropical species of Toxophora Meigen (Diptera, Bombyliidae, Toxophorinae) . Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 49(18), 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0031-10492009001800001

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