ILPLA   05424
INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Wing pattern variation in the Patagonian biting midge, Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) multipicta Ingram & Macfie (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae)
Autor/es:
SPINELLI, GUSTAVO R.; MARINO, PABLO I.; MAUAD, MELINA
Revista:
REVISTA DE LA SOCIEDAD ENTOMOLóGICA ARGENTINA
Editorial:
SOCIEDAD ENTOMOLÓGICA ARGENTINA
Referencias:
Lugar: Mendoza; Año: 2012 vol. 71 p. 309 - 309
ISSN:
0373-5680
Resumen:
Examination of the type-series and non-type specimens of the Patagonian biting midge, Forcipomyia Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) multipicta Ingram & Macfie (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), revealed considerable Forcipomyia (Forcipomyia) multipicta Ingram & Macfie (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), revealed considerable variation in wing patterns of both sexes. One pattern includes several distinct light spot areas, whereas another pattern (e.g, in the holotype) only features marginal light spots in cell r3, while other light spots are barely perceptible or absent. The cause(s) of the differential lack of dark macrotrichia in certain areas of the wing membrane in specimens of some series could not be attributed either to their age, sex, or method of preservation.