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Fungus Gnat

Scientific Name
Mycetophila vulgaris
Scientific Author
Tonnoir et Edwards, 1927
Taxonomy
(Diptera: Mycetophilidae: Mycetophilinae: Mycetophilini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Endemic
Reliability
High
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Body 3 mm long.

Male

Head brown; antennae ochreous at base and gradually darker towards extremity; palpi dark. Thorax dull brown; mesonotum with a small yellowish area above wing-base; pteropleurites with three large bristles. Abdomen brown, hind margin of segments somewhat lighter. Legs yellow; middle tibiae with four dorsal (sometimes five), three external, one ventral, and three to five internal bristles. Wings subhyaline with dark markings as follow: a dark spot on r-m and fM and a transverse band from tip of R1 growing fainter towards posterior border that it does not reach, tip of wing clear; fCu under r-rn. Halteres yellow.

Female

Similar to male; anal lamellae dark orange.

References

- Tonnoir, A.L. & Edwards, F.W. (1927). New Zealand Fungus Gnats (Diptera, Mycetophilidae). Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 57: 747-878.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/03/2011 10:11 AEST
Last Updated
14/04/2014 23:40 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Fungus Gnat (Mycetophila vulgaris) Updated on 4/14/2014 11:40:50 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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