Abstract

A taxonomic treatment to genera is provided for the Australian members of the soldier fly subfamily Sarginae. This includes an updated identification key for the Australian genera, along with the diagnosis and illustration of Ptecticus Loew, 1855 and Sargus Fabricius, 1798, and three newly recorded genera: Cephalochrysa Kertész, 1912 (Cephalochrysa gselli (Hill, 1919) comb. nov.), Formosargus James, 1939 and Microchrysa Loew, 1855. Two new species are also described: Formosargus melanogrammus Lessard & Woodley, sp. nov. and Microchrysa wrightae Lessard & Woodley, sp. nov. A new Australian record is presented for Ptecticus longipes (Walker, 1861), also known from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and a taxonomic change is made for Formosargus lineata (de Meijere, 1913) comb. nov., from New Guinea, transferred from its previous position within Chrysochlora Latreille, 1829. Five genera and 10 species of Sarginae are now recognized from Australia.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Lessard et al., 2020. Rec. Aust. Mus. 72(2): 23–43
Author
Bryan D. Lessard; David K. Yeates; Norman E. Woodley
Year
2020
Title
Review of Australian Sarginae soldier fly genera (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), with first records of Cephalochrysa, Formosargus and Microchrysa
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
72
Issue
2
Start Page
23
End Page
43
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.72.2020.1683
Language
en
Date Published
24 June 2020
Cover Date
24 June 2020
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized
24 June 2020
Available Online
24 June 2020
Reference Number
1683
EndNote
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