Relictanum

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: 15

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

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scientific name

Relictanum
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Genus Relictanum  Miranda in Miranda et al., 2014

Fig. 107 View Figure .

Relictanum  Miranda in Miranda et al., 2014: 85, as a genus. Type species: Baccha crassa Walker, 1852  (original designation). Baccha tristis  species group, in part. Hull (1949a).

Ocyptamus tristis  species group, in part. Mengual et al. (2012).

Diagnosis. Face with median facial tubercle. Dorsal occiput with one row of pile. Petiolate abdomen.

Biology. Larvae of Relictanum braziliensis ( Curran, 1939)  are recorded preying on Coccidae  ( Hemiptera  ) ( Miranda et al. 2014).

Comments. Phylogenetically and morphologically close to Pelecinobaccha  , but much smaller flies with narrower 2nd abdominal segment and female genitalia not modified as in Pelecinobaccha  . Morphologically similar to Atylobaccha  , but readily separated by the presence of a facial tubercle.

Species list (9): R. adspersitum  Miranda in Miranda et al., 2014, R. braziliensis ( Curran, 1939)  , R. crassum ( Walker, 1852)  , R. fiametta ( Hull, 1943b)  , R. johnsoni ( Curran, 1934)  , R. magisadspersum  Miranda in Miranda et al., 2014, R. nero ( Curran, 1939)  , R. schwarzi ( Curran, 1939)  , R. shropshirei ( Curran, 1930a)  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Relictanum

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

2018
Loc

Relictanum

Miranda et al., 2014 : 85