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Tabanus sphinx Philip, 1960

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Collector:
D. C. Thurman
Ernestine B. Thurman
Preparation:
Pinned
Prep Count:
1
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Type Status:
Holotype
Type Citation:
1960. Studies from the Institute for Medical Research, Federation of Malaya, Malaysian Parasites XXXV-XLIX. 29: 21.
Place:
Chiengmai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Collection Date:
2 Mar 1952
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Description (holotype female). - Length 12 mm. Eyes minutely hairy, purple with three narrow, green bands (relaxed). Frons subparallel-sided, index 1 :5.2, buff-gray pollinose, a darker patch in certain lights surrounding an isolated, spindle-shaped, blackish, median callus, a rugose, black "W" -shaped bare area across vertex, and dark-brown, quadrate, basal callosity touching eyes at lower comers. Subcallus pinkish pollinose. Face and cheeks creamy pollinose and pilose. Antennae red, scape black-haired and somewhat enlarged, cap-like over pedicel, plate rather broad and short, but little excised, the tooth low, obtuse; style black, shorter than plate. Palpi deep dull yellow, black-haired, scarcely enlarged basally, blunt apically. Norum and scutellum blackish-brown, unlined, with sparse black and brassy hairs. Pleura pinkish- mostly pale-yellow-haired. Legs reddish, mostly pale-yellow-haired including hind tibial fringe; fore femora, apical third of fore tibiae, and tarsi dark-brown. No spur veins. Halteres brown. Abdomen light chocolate-brown above with black hairs, pale yellow ones narrowly on incisures, on low median triangles, and on outer corners of tergites. A blackish collar behind the scutellum on tergite I, and on 2 a black ovoid spot above the median triangle.
Description (holotype female). - Length 12 mm. Eyes minutely hairy, purple with three narrow, green bands (relaxed). Frons subparallel-sided, index 1 :5.2, buff-gray pollinose, a darker patch in certain lights surrounding an isolated, spindle-shaped, blackish, median callus, a rugose, black "W" -shaped bare area across vertex, and dark-brown, quadrate, basal callosity touching eyes at lower comers. Subcallus pinkish pollinose. Face and cheeks creamy pollinose and pilose. Antennae red, scape black-haired and somewhat enlarged, cap-like over pedicel, plate rather broad and short, but little excised, the tooth low, obtuse; style black, shorter than plate. Palpi deep dull yellow, black-haired, scarcely enlarged basally, blunt apically. Norum and scutellum blackish-brown, unlined, with sparse black and brassy hairs. Pleura pinkish- mostly pale-yellow-haired. Legs reddish, mostly pale-yellow-haired including hind tibial fringe; fore femora, apical third of fore tibiae, and tarsi dark-brown. No spur veins. Halteres brown. Abdomen light chocolate-brown above with black hairs, pale yellow ones narrowly on incisures, on low median triangles, and on outer corners of tergites. A blackish collar behind the scutellum on tergite I, and on 2 a black ovoid spot above the median triangle.
Record Last Modified:
17 Mar 2016
Taxonomy:
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Diptera Tabanidae Tabaninae
Published Name:
Tabanus sphinx Philip, 1960
Other Numbers:
Inquire SerNum : 51024
SELGEM Serial Number : A8086
Barcode:
USNMENT00258486
USNM Number:
USNMENT258486
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Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9150659
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