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resembling repleta

Diastata repleta? - Diastata Fly - Diastata Fly - Diastata Fly - Diastata fly - Diastata - female Fly - Diastata Fly - Diastata diptera - Diastata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Acalyptratae")
Superfamily Ephydroidea
Family Diastatidae
Genus Diastata
No Taxon resembling repleta
Wing with cell r1 brownish, remainder of wing blackish except for six more or less rectangular white spots:
1. From costa to Cu just beyond tip of R1
2. From R2+3 to M slightly beyond r-m
3. From middle of cell r2+3 to M beyond dm-cu
4. Near base of cell cua1
5. Near tip of cell cua1
6. Between distal sections of veins M and Cu
This may be Diastata repleta (Walker), also known as Diastata pulchra Loew.

This is apparently a species complex, as noted by Chandler (1987) in his review of the Palaearctic species. At least three species are here, repleta and two species that had been synonymized with repleta (decemguttata Walker & pulchra Loew). The Nearctic species need to be reviewed to make sense of the matter. (Brad B 2017)