Phylogenetic relationships of subgenera of the genus Exorista Meigen, with a revision of the Japanese species (Diptera: Tachinidae)
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
© 2008 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 419–448, December 2008
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TACHI, T. and SHIMA, H. (2008), Phylogenetic relationships of subgenera of the genus Exorista Meigen, with a revision of the Japanese species (Diptera: Tachinidae). Entomological Science, 11: 419–448. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2008.00290.x
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
- Received 12 May 2008; accepted 31 July 2008.
Phylogenetic relationships of the subgenera of Exorista Meigen (Diptera: Tachinidae) are inferred from morphological data. Our results show that the genus Exorista is not monophyletic and that members of the subgenus Spixomyia Crosskey are divided into two clades. Each subgenus is redefined based on male and female morphological features. The Japanese species of Exorista are revised and classified into five subgenera: Adenia Robineau-Desvoidy, Exorista Meigen, Podotachina Brauer and Bergenstamm, Ptilotachina Brauer and Bergenstamm, and Spixomyia Crosskey. Thirteen species are recognized, including two newly recorded species, Exorista (Adenia) cuneata Herting and Exorista (Spixomyia) lepis Chao. Exorista cantans Mesnil is transferred to the subgenus Podotachina from Spixomyia.