Siphanta hackeri Fletcher


Many of the insects depicted on these pages are outwardly similar and you should not use photographs as the sole means of identification. These pages form part of a scientific key which will assist a trained entomologist to identify the species accurately.

(Flatidae: Flatinae: Siphantini)

This species can only be differentiated from Siphanta montana, Siphanta recurva, Siphanta similis and Siphanta solitaria by examination of the male genitalia.

An infuscation around the apex of the clavus gives an impression of a V-shaped notch in the claval margin of the tegmen. This feature is also seen in S. similis Fletcher which is not separable from S. hackeri except by examination of the male genitalia. The species was named after Henry Hacker, former curator at QM.

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