The enigmatic tachinid, Pelamera atra

Today a paper headed by Silvia Gisondi (a graduate student in Italian tachinid expert Pierfilippo Cerreti’s lab) is now available. It describes the first male of the unusual European tachinid, Pelamera atra, and, based on molecular phylogenetic data (see tree below), establishes a new monotypic tribe for the genus. Congratulations to Silvia! The full paper can be accessed at this link for the next 50 days https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1c69JA7vOnHH1 (of course we would also be happy to send a pdf version upon request).

A phylogenetic tree showing the position of Pelamera atra in the Tachinini sensu lato

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