Identification and taxonomy of the West Palaearctic species of Tachina Meigen (Tachinidae, Diptera) based on male terminalia and molecular analyses.
|Year of publication||2009|
|Type||Article in Periodical|
|Magazine / Source||Entomologica Fennica|
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|Keywords||West Palaearctic Tachina; Tachinidae; male postabdomen; molecular markers mitochondrial 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA; taxonomy|
|Description||The male postabdominal structures of the West Palaearctic species of the genus Tachina are described. A new identification key is given. Characters are illustrated by original pen drawings and deep focus micrographs, some of them for the first time. The results are documented by molecular analyses (based on CO I, Cyt b, 12S, and 16S rDNA). This approach solves old taxonomical discrepancies, which resulted in this conclusions: 1) the taxonomic concept of the genus was evaluated; 2) the position of the present subgenus Tachina s.str. seems to be untenable: T. grossa (Linnaeus, 1758) could be categorized inside existing subgenus Tachina s.str. and a new subgenus could be created for T. magna (Giglio-Tos, 1890); 3) an expected new species from subgenus Eudoromyia was confirmed; 4) T. nigrohirta (Stein, 1924) having been resurrected from synonymy was confirmed as a valid species; 5) some differences between central European and Japanese specimens of T. nupta (Rondani, 1859) were found.|