A review of taxonomy and fl ower-breeding ecology of the Colocasiomyia toshiokai species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with description of a new species from Indonesia

Tao, Shi and Toda, Masanori J. and Takano, Kohei Takenaka and Yafuso, Masako and Suwito, Awit and Wong, Sin Yeng and Shang, Su Qhin and Gao, Jian Jun (2019) A review of taxonomy and fl ower-breeding ecology of the Colocasiomyia toshiokai species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae), with description of a new species from Indonesia. European Journal of Entomology, 116. pp. 341-361. ISSN 1802-8829

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Abstract

Flies of the Colocasiomyia toshiokai species group depend exclusively on infl orescences/infructescences of the aroid tribe Homalomeneae. The taxonomy and reproductive biology of this group is reviewed on the basis of data and samples collected from Southeast Asia. The species boundaries are determined by combining morphological analyses and molecular species delimitation based on sequences of the mitochondrial COI (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) gene. For the phylogenetic classifi cation within this species group, a cladistic analysis of all the member species is conducted based on 29 parsimony-informative, morphological characters. As a result, six species are recognised within the toshiokai group, including one new species, viz. C. toshiokai, C. xanthogaster, C. nigricauda, C. erythrocephala, C. heterodonta and C. rostrata sp. n. Various host plants are utilised by these species in different combinations at different localities: Some host plants are monopolized by a single species, while others are shared by two or three species. C. xanthogaster and C. heterodonta cohabit on the same host plant in West Java, breeding on spatially different parts of the spadix. There is a close synchrony between fl ower-visiting behaviour of fl ies and fl owering events of host plants, which indicate an intimate pollination mutualism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diptera, Drosophilidae, Colocasiomyia toshiokai species group, DNA barcoding, species delimitation, taxonomy, Araceae, Homalomena, Aglaonema, fl ower-breeding ecology, Malaysia, Indonesia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 07:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/27521

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