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Species Pterodontia notomaculata

Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia notomaculata - male Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia notomaculata - male Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia notomaculata - male Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia notomaculata - male Curated Specimen from the CAS - Pterodontia notomaculata - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Family Acroceridae (Small-headed Flies)
Genus Pterodontia
Species notomaculata (Pterodontia notomaculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pterodontia notomaculata Sabrosky 1948 (1)
Explanation of Names
The word roots noto = "back" (Greek) and maculata = spotted (Latin).
The epithet refers to the two yellow-orange spots at the anterior corners of the scutum, which are diagnostic for this species.
Range
California, Oregon, Idaho
Remarks
This is the only known Pterodontia species with substantial yellow-orange coloration on the thorax (at anterior corners of the mesonotum, and on the anterior half of the mesopleura). All other species have almost the entire thorax black.