Vol. 53, 2014
Taxonomic review of the Sphecapatodes
ornata group (Diptera:
Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae), with description of one new species
Zhang1†, Wen-Wen Chu2†, Thomas Pape3
and Dong Zhang1*
1College of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
2College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
3Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
Background: The genus Sphecapatodes Villeneuve is
recorded from China for the first time.
Results: The Sphecapatodes
ornata group is defined and reviewed, with one new species, Sphecapatodes xuei sp. nov.,
described, photographed, and illustrated. The current concept of S. ornata Villeneuve, 1912 is shown
to be based at least partly on a misidentification. A key to males of
the S. ornata group is given.
Wing interference patterns (WIPs) are presented for species-level
discrimination of miltogrammine sarcophagids for the first time.
Conclusions: The genus Sphecapatodes Villeneuve, 1912 is
represented in China by two species, S.
kaszabi Rohdendorf and Verves, 1980 and S. xuei sp. nov. WIPs can be used
for species-level discrimination of miltogrammine sarcophagids.
Key words: Miltogramminae; Sphecapatodes; New species; Wing
interference patterns; Taxonomy; China.
*Correspondence: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org †Equal contributors.