Abaristophora sachalinensis Michailovskaya (Diptera: Phoridae) representing genitalic affinities with the genus Borophaga Enderlein
Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 313–318, September 2006
How to Cite
NAKAYAMA, H. and SHIMA, H. (2006), Abaristophora sachalinensis Michailovskaya (Diptera: Phoridae) representing genitalic affinities with the genus Borophaga Enderlein. Entomological Science, 9: 313–318. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2006.00176.x
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Received 13 October 2005; accepted 3 April 2006.
- left flattened arm;
- male genitalia;
Abaristophora sachalinensis Michailovskaya is reviewed based on Japanese materials. Its male genitalia are compared with those of the genus Borophaga, which is a genus in a group of the related genera, the Borophaga subgroup. A synapomorphic character of the Borophaga subgroup including Abaristophora, the left flattened arm derived from the posterodorsal margin of the hypandrium being broadened at the base, is confirmed in A. sachalinensis. Morphology of the aedeagus in A. sachalinensis is complex and extremely asymmetric, and very similar to that of species of the genus Borophaga, but the characters observed in this study are not regarded as synapomorphic for the Borophaga subgroup.