Darnini Amyot and Serville, 1843

Selected references
Amyot and Serville 1843a
Funkhouser 1951a
Metcalf and Wade 1965a
Deitz 1975a
McKamey 1998a
Roy 2003a
Godoy, Miranda, and Nishida 2006a
Roy, Guilbert, and Bourgoin 2007a
Wallace 2010a
Gonzalez-Mozo et al. 2017a
Taxon images
Darnini
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1.Darnis latior
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2.Aspona
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3.Alcmeone
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4.Cyphotes
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5.Alobia alutacea
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6.Ochrolomia tricincta
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7.Stictopelta
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8.Dectonura laticauda
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9.Sundarion compactum
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10.Sundarion
 
Distribution
Neotropical and Nearctic regions. South and Central America north through Mexico into southwestern United States.
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Diagnostic characters
Forewings in repose entirely exposed or partially concealed by pronotum. Pro- and mesothoracic femora usually with longitudinal row of cucullate setae ventrally, apposing 1 or 2 similar rows of tibal setae. Metathoracic coxa and trochanter unarmed, femur usually with longitudinal rows of cucullate setae (exceptions: Aspona, Cyphotes, and Taunaya), tibia with 3 longitudinal rows of cucullate setae (exceptions: some Aspona and Alobia without row I). Abdomen with or without conspicuous pits ventrally.
Behavior
Members of the tribe Darnini are thought be solitary as adults and nymphs, do not exhibit parent of care, and are not associated with tending ants or bees (Gonzalez-Mozo et al. 2017a).
Taxonomic constituents
Prepared by
Lewis L. Deitz, Matthew S. Wallace, and Mark J. Rothschild, 11 July 2017.