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.

 
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Short Form
Daniels, 1979, Rec. Aust. Mus. 32(18): 563–588
Author
Greg Daniels
Year
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
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20 January 2009
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
466
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