Entomological Review

, Volume 92, Issue 3, pp 357–360 | Cite as

A new genus and a new species of tachinids (Diptera, Tachinidae) from Wrangel Island

  • V. A. Richter


Aesia gen. n. with the type species Aesia acerbiana sp. n. is described from Wrangel Island. The new genus belongs to the tribe Blondeliini (as indicated by a short prealar bristle of the mesonotum and by the cerci separated in apical 0.4). It is not similar to any Palaearctic genus of tachinids. In the key to the species of Blondeliini of North and Central America and the West Indies it comes to the genus Eucelatoria but differs from it in having eyes covered with long and dense hairs, the lower facial margin protruding forwards and well visible in lateral view, proboscis with elongate prementum, abdomen of the female not modified, without a keel and piercer. Aesia acerbiana sp. n. was reared from a larva of a tiger moth (Arctiidae), Acerbia alpina Quensel collected in the tundra landscape.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Richter
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  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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