Ocyptamus fascipennis

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: 10-11

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.1.1

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scientific name

Ocyptamus fascipennis
status

 

Ocyptamus fascipennis  species group

Figs 86, 88 View Figure .

Diagnosis. Dorsal occiput with one row of pile. Wings with median dark triangular marking, and costal cell partly hyaline. Alula mostly bare. Abdomen elongated and narrow. Abdominal terga with basolateral quadrangular or triangular markings.

Biology. Larvae of O. lemur ( Osten Sacken, 1877)  and O. fascipennis ( Wiedemann, 1830)  have been reported feeding on mealybugs ( Hemiptera  : Pseudococcidae  ) ( Rojo et al. 2003).

Comments. Strictly Nearctic. Similar to Ocyptamus  sensu stricto, but with narrower abdomens, with medial ‘swelling’ on the second abdominal segment, and typical wing marking. Distinguished as well by the larval prey, which are exclusively mealybugs ( Hemiptera  : Pseudococcidae  ). Although already suggested in Mengual et al. (2012) and Miranda et al. (2016) based on molecular characters, this is the first time this group is formally defined.

Species list (2): O. fascipennis ( Wiedemann, 1830)  , O. lemur ( Osten Sacken, 1877)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Ocyptamus