New views on the taxonomy of Tachina spp. (Tachinidae): West Palaearctic species.
|Year of publication||2010|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Description||The male postabdominal structures with pen drawings and micrographs were given. Molecular analyses based on 4 mitochodrial markers were done and supervised feed-forward Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) methodology was applied to morphometric and qualitative characters.All approaches resolved taxonomic doubts with identical results: 1) the four presently recognized subgenera of the genus Tachina were confirmed and the description of a new subgenus was recommended; 2) the validity of a new boreo-alpine species (sp.n.) was confirmed; 3) the previously supposed presence of T. casta in central Europe was not supported; 4) West Palaearctic T. nupta was contrasted with East Palaearctic specimens from Japan 5) T. nigrohirta, resurrected recently from synonymy with T. ursina, was confirmed as a valid species. This study was supported by the grant of The Ministry of Education of CR No. MSM 0021622416.|