A Snail-killing fly, Dominimyza tanyacaena gen. n., sp. n. (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) in Dominican amber Public Deposited

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  • A new genus and species of Snail-killing flies, Dominimyza tanyacaena, n. gen., n. sp. (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) is described from Dominican amber. Diagnostic characters for Dominimyza include a propleuron with a strong bristle, an elongate porrect flagellum with a long, finely pubescent arista, divergent ocellar, post-ocellar and outer vertical bristles, convergent inner vertical bristles, two pairs of frontal-orbital bristles, scutellum with two pairs of marginal scutellar bristles, vallar bristles present, a strong bristle present near the middle of the anterior face of the mid-femora, a clear wing with fuscous areas, A₁ fading as it nears the wing margin, R₁ extending apicad of the anterior crossvein and the absence of preapical bristles on the fore tibia. This is the first description of a Snail-killing fly in Dominican amber.
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  • Poinar Jr, G. (2014). A snail-killing fly, Dominimyza tanyacaena n. gen., n. sp.(Diptera: Sciomyzidae) in Dominican amber. Historical Biology, 26(4), 428-432. doi:10.1080/08912963.2013.784905
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