Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian, 2018, Unraveling Ocyptamus and the Baccha legacy (Diptera: Syrphidae): redefinition of groups and new species descriptions, Zootaxa 4461 (1), pp. 1-44: 10

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scientific name

Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834
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Genus Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834  stat. rev.

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Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834: 554  , as a genus. Type species: Ocyptamus fascipennis Macquart, 1834  (subsequent designation by Coquillett (1910: 577); jun. syn. of Baccha fuscipennis Say, 1823  ).

Cryptamus Stahl, 1882: 97. Misspelling.

Baccha (Ocyptamus)  . Hull (1949a).

Baccha funebris  species group. Hull (1949a).

Ocyptamus cylindricus  species group. Thompson (1981), Mengual et al. (2012), Miranda et al. (2016).

Diagnosis. Pedicel with medial acute extension over the basoflagellomere. Parallel-sided elongated or slightly oval abdomen.

Biology. The known larvae of the species within this group feed only on aphids ( Hemiptera  : Aphididae  ) (see Rojo et al. 2003).

Comments. Dark flies with usually dark wings, Ocyptamus  sensu stricto is readily distinguished by the medial extension of the pedicel, more distinct on the female, and with a distinct anterior row of long pile on the scutum forming the mesonotal collar. For a long time, it held all ‘ Baccha  ’ species described in the New World.

Species list (19): O. antiphates ( Walker, 1849)  , O. calla ( Curran, 1941)  , O. cylindricus ( Fabricius, 1781)  , O. dimidiatus ( Fabricius, 1781)  , O. fasciatus ( Röder, 1885)  , O. funebris Macquart, 1834  , O. fuscipennis ( Say, 1823)  , O. gastrostactus ( Wiedemann, 1830)  , O. icarus Reemer, 2010  , O. inca ( Curran, 1939)  , O. infuscatus ( Bigot, 1884a)  , O. iris Austen, 1893  , O. medina ( Telford, 1973)  , O. megafemur Thompson  sp. nov., O. papilionarius ( Hull, 1943b)  , O. princeps ( Hull, 1944b)  , O. stolo ( Walker, 1852)  , O. tarsalis ( Walker, 1836)  , O. urania ( Hull, 1949a)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834

Mengual, Ximo, Miranda, Gil Felipe G. & Thompson, F. Christian 2018

2018
Loc

Ocyptamus

Macquart, 1834 : 554