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Species Paradidyma melania

Fly: 2012.04.18.19648 - Paradidyma melania Diptera - Paradidyma melania fly - Paradidyma melania - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae (Parasitic Flies)
Subfamily Tachininae
Tribe Minthoini
Genus Paradidyma
Species melania (Paradidyma melania)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Micromintho melania Townsend, 1919
Wagernia distincta Curran, 1928
Paradidyma melania
Explanation of Names
From the Greek word for black
Several names were proposed for this species, which is sexually dimorphic and resembles Wagneria and Periscepsia. Reinhard (1955) pointed out an easily visible difference: vein R4+5 ends near the wingtip, rather than far in front of the wingtip in true Wagneria. Vein R1 is haired distally, unlike most Wagneria and Periscepsia.