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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Colless, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(3): 167–211
Author
Donald H. Colless
Year
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
13 December 2012
Cover Date
13 December 2012
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
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13 December 2012
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13 December 2012
Reference Number
1590
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