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Banana Stalk Fly

Scientific Name
Telostylinus sp.
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Taxonomy
(Diptera: Neriidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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DIP58
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Frontal stripe of head between genovertical plates longitudinally impressed. Cephalic and thoracic bristles long and bristle-like, considerably longer. Pedicel of antennae always with inner keel. Postpedicel compressed, oval to long oval, narrowing into a wide, rounded apex. Arista short pubescent. Mesonotum mostly vittate. Oblique anterior band extends from inferior region of postpronotum to procoxa, posterior band transverse, extending usually from mediotergite to metacoxa. On fore legs, tibiae approximately as long as femora. On mid-legs, femora always slightly longer than tibiae. On hind legs, femora conspicuously longer than tibiae. Tibiae always considerably longer than corresponding tarsi. Basitarsi usually slightly longer than rest of corresponding tarsi.

References

- Aczél, M.L. (1959). Neriidae and Micropezidae (Tylidae). Insects of Micronesia Diptera, 14(3): 47-90.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
28/03/2011 10:20 AEST
Last Updated
04/05/2014 22:24 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Banana Stalk Fly (Telostylinus sp.) Updated on 5/4/2014 10:24:53 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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