New information about the pre-imaginal morphology of genus Graptomyza (Diptera, Syrphidae, Volucellini): description of third-instar larva and re-description of puparium of G. signata (Walker, 1860)

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Title: New information about the pre-imaginal morphology of genus Graptomyza (Diptera, Syrphidae, Volucellini): description of third-instar larva and re-description of puparium of G. signata (Walker, 1860)
Authors: Aracil, Andrea | Pérez-Bañón, Celeste | Mengual Sanchis, Ximo | Radenković, Snezana | Ståhls, Gunilla | Vujić, Ante | Rojo, Santos
Research Group/s: Bionomía, Sistemática e Investigación Aplicada de Insectos Dípteros e Himenópteros
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales
Keywords: Graptomyza | Volucellini | Flower flies | Hoverflies | DNA barcoding | Larval morphology | Immatures
Knowledge Area: Zoología
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2019
Publisher: Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum | Pensoft Publishers
Citation: African Invertebrates. 2019, 60(1): 15-30. doi:10.3897/AfrInvertebr.60.31521
Abstract: Pre-imaginal morphology of the flower fly species Graptomyza signata (Walker) is described and figured in detail based on specimens collected on a decomposed Aloe-like plant in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Third-instar larva is described for the first time and the puparium morphology is re-described using both light (optical) and electron microscopy. The present work represents the second larval description for a species of the genus Graptomyza, after the description of the larva of G. alabeta Séguy. The immatures of these two Graptomyza species were examined and compared to the pre-imaginal stages of the other members of the tribe Volucellini, pointing out the possible diagnostic characters of the genus Graptomyza. Moreover, new DNA barcodes are provided for G. signata and deposited in the NCBI GenBank.
Sponsor: The study was funded by the project of the European Union: Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie action, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Programme: FlyHigh – “Insect-plant relationships: insights into biodiversity and new applications”.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/88394
ISSN: 1681-5556 (Print) | 2305-2562 (Online)
DOI: 10.3897/AfrInvertebr.60.31521
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Andrea Aracil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3897/AfrInvertebr.60.31521
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