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Posted by: Martin Spies
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:00:12 AM »

"Terminology of the volsellae of the male genitalia ... is reviewed."

"The hypopygial volsellae need review. ...  What has been termed a median volsella in Riethia cannot by location and structure be homologous with the ‘true’ median volsella of Pinho et al. (2013) that is exemplified, for example, in members of the tribe Tanytarsini and Paratendipes Kieffer, Kribiodorum Kieffer (Cranston 2018a), Paraskusella Cranston 2018b, etc., ... .  Clearly a ‘true’ median volsella is absent in Riethia and thus the term ‘pseudovolsella’ is used throughout."

"A second issue concerns the superior volsella, ..."

Excerpts quoted from Cranston (2019: 461-463). Please see the full discussion there.

Cranston, P. S. (2019) Riethia (Kieffer 1917) (Diptera: Chironomidae) revised for the Austro-Pacific Region. Zootaxa 4646(3): 461-500. [publd 25.vii.2019]