Drino

Drino atropivora, from natureloveyou.sg.

Belongs within: Eryciini.

Drino is a cosmopolitan genus of tachinid flies that develop as parasitoids of sphingid moth larvae (Wood & Zumbado 2010).

Characters (from Wood & Zumbado 2010): Eye bare; first flagellomere parallel-sided in profile; inner vertical bristles more or less parallel; ocellar bristles short, curving towards each other apically, or absent; fronto-orbital plate with extra medioclinate bristles outside frontal row; facial ridge bare on all but lowest third; bifurcation of R2+3 and R4+5 with single long seta on dorsal surface; three stout postsutural supra-alar bristles; prosternum haired; katepisternum with four bristles.

Drino Robineau-Desvoidy 1863 [incl. Gyrovaga Townsend 1933, Prosturmia Townsend 1927]F92
    |  i. s.: D. antennalisWZ10
    |         D. curvipalpis Wulp 1893 [incl. Sturmia unisetosa Baranov 1932]F92
    |         D. facialis Townsend 1928 [incl. D. albifacies Townsend in Mesnil 1951, Sturmia latistylata Baranov 1932]F92
    |         D. galiiP93
    |         D. gilva (Hartig 1838)HP-W05
    |         D. inconspicua Meigen 1830 [incl. D. inusta Mesnil 1949, Sturmia lophyri Robineau-Desvoidy 1863]F92
    |         D. lugens Mesnil 1944F92
    |         D. rhoeoWZ10
    |         D. vicinaP93
    |--*D. (Drino) lota (Meigen 1824)F92
    |--D. (Palexorista) imberbisP93
    `--D. (Zygobothria)P93
         |--D. (Z.) atropivoraP93
         `--D. (Z.) ciliataP93

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[F92] Fan Z. 1992. Key to the Common Flies of China 2nd ed. Science Press: Beijing.

[HP-W05] Heitland, W., & H. Pschorn-Walcher. 2005. Biology and parasitoids of the peculiar alder sawfly, Platycampus luridiventris (Fallen) (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 85 (2): 215–231.

[P93] Pittaway, A. R. 1993. The Hawkmoths of the Western Palaearctic. Harley Books: Colchester.

[WZ10] Wood, D. M., & M. A. Zumbado. 2010. Tachinidae (tachinid flies, parasitic flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 1343–1417. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

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