Original paper

Eine unbekannte Dasselfliegen-Larve der Gattung Portschinskia aus Afghanistan (Diptera: Hypodermatidae)

Rietschel, Gerhard; Rietschel, Wolfram

Entomologia Generalis Volume 12 Number 4 (1987), p. 277 - 280

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published: Oct 1, 1987

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/12/1987/277

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Kurzfassung

Die Dasselfliegen-Gattung Portschinskia Semenow 1902 mit ihren vorwiegend in Asien verbreiteten Arten ist bisher wenig untersucht worden. Von den 7 beschriebenen Arten sind bisher nur 2 im Larvenstadium bekannt. Der Fund einer dieser Gattung zuzuordnenden Larve verdient daher Beachtung.

Abstract

An unknown 3rd instar larva of the genus Portschinskia Semenow 1902 was found under the skin of a juvenile pika [Ochotona rufescens] in Afghanistan. The morphological features prove that it is not conspecific with any of the 2 species of the genus Portschinskia which from 7 described ones are known in their larval stages. A description of this larva is given, its living site reported, and possible taxonomic relations are discussed.

Keywords

AfghanistanDiptera (Hypodermatidae)Warble Fly Larva