Description of the puparium of Cyphomyia albitarsis (Diptera: Stratiomyidae: Clitellariinae) from Colombia

Torres-Toro Juliana, Wolff Marta
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 555-560, 2019
Published online: 27th December 2019
Published in print: 31st December 2019
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Abstract: The puparium of Cyphomyia albitarsis(Fa­bricius, 1805) is described and illustrated for the first time, based on six puparia, of which five emerged into adults. In Cyphomyia Wiedemann, 1819, the immature stages (6th instar larva or puparia) of only eight species are known (Cyphomyia aurifrons Wiedemann, 1830, C. bicarinata Williston, 1900, C. erecta McFadden, 1969, C. leucocephala Wiedemann, 1819, C. marginataLoew, 1866, C. picta Schiner, 1868, C. pilossisima Gerstaecker, 1857, and C. souzalopesi Iide, 1967), which represents only 9% of the Cyphomyia species described. In addition, some features of the previously known immature stages of the genus are summarized and compared with the puparium of C. albitarsis.
Key words: Diptera, Stratiomyomorpha, soldier flies, taxonomy, immature stages, Colombian Western Cordillera, Neotropical Region
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