Subfamily Asilinae

Subfamily: Asilinae Diagnostic features

 

Prosternum dissociated or fused to proepisternum.  

 

Antennal stylus bare

 

Anatergite pilose, with long hair

 

Katatergite with a vertical row of long bristles or bristly hairs (rarely reduced to only one bristle)       (image 3)

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Antennal stylus bare

Key to the South Korean Genera of Asilinae

 

   1. Dorsal occipital hair strongly proclinate; female abdominal tergites 6 – 8 elongated, compressed laterally (as in Astochia) . . . Neoitamus Osten- Sacken, 1878

      - Dorsal occipital hair not strongly proclinate; female abdominal tergites 6 – 8  not elongated or compressed laterally or different shape . . . 2

   2. Male fore basitarsus with spatulate (spoon-like) bristles; epandrium with conspicuous paralobes and a sagging appearance; ovipositor elongated with five                           segments . . . Astochia Becker in Becker & Stein, 1913

      -Male fore basitarsus without spatulate bristles; epandrium more erect; ovipositor  less elongated with fewer than five segments . . . 3

   3. Fore basitarsus stout and thickened . . . Asilella Lehr, 1970

     -Fore basitarsus not considerably thickened . . . 4

   4. Facial gibbosity reduced to mouth margin; epandrial lobe red/orange . . . Aneomochtherus Lehr, 1996

 

      -Facial gibbosity not reduced to mouth margin; epandrial lobe not red/orange . . . 5

    5. Sternite 8 of males strongly excised with long medial hair; female ovipositor angulated and compressed, cercus embedded into tergite 9 and sharp on distal                         apex . . . Eutolmus Loew, 1848

      

       -Sternite 8 of males less excised, or not at all; female ovipositor not angulated; cercus not embedded into tergite 9 . . . 6

   6. Dark brown or yellow species; sternite 8 of male slightly excised medially (as in Mercuriana) or with a long fringe of apical hair . . . Machimus Loew

 

      -Dark black or gray species; sternite 8 of male thickened medio-apically, or male with toothed or notched epandrial lobes . . . 7

   7. Gray species; male dorsal epandrial lobes with medial dorsal tooth clearly visible; female cercus with spines . . . Philonicus Loew, 1849

       -Black species; male dorsal epandrial lobes without notch, or tooth; female cercus rounded as in Machimus, almost as long as tergite 9, without spines . . .                          Mercuriana Lehr, 1988

Aneomochtherus sinensis, male
Aneomochtherus sinensis, male
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Aneomochtherus sinensis, male
Aneomochtherus sinensis, male
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Aneomochtherus sinensis, female
Aneomochtherus sinensis, female
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Asilella londti, male
Asilella londti, male
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Asilella londti, male
Asilella londti, male
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Asilella londti, female
Asilella londti, female
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Astochia virgatipes, male
Astochia virgatipes, male
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Astochia virgatipes, male
Astochia virgatipes, male
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Astochia virgatipes, female
Astochia virgatipes, female
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Eutolmus brevistylus, male
Eutolmus brevistylus, male
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Eutolmus brevistylus, male
Eutolmus brevistylus, male
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Eutolmus brevistylus, female
Eutolmus brevistylus, female
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Eutolmus koreanus, male
Eutolmus koreanus, male
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Eutolmus koreanus, male
Eutolmus koreanus, male
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Eutolmus koreanus, female
Eutolmus koreanus, female
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Machimus aurulentus, male
Machimus aurulentus, male
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Machimus aurulentus, male
Machimus aurulentus, male
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Machimus aurulentus, female
Machimus aurulentus, female
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