Allograpta, Osten Sacken

Thompson, Christian, 2008, A conspectus of New Zealand flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new genus and species, Zootaxa 1716, pp. 1-20: 7-8

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.181009

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scientific name

Allograpta
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GENUS ALLOGRAPTA Osten Sacken 

ALLOGRAPTA Osten Sacken 1875: 49  . Type-species: Scaeva obliqua Say, 1823  , monotypic.

Allograpta  is "beyond doubt the most varied in the tribe Syrphini," but "despite the great variation in many characters, the male terminalia are very distinctive and separate the genus sharply from all others (with one exception discussed below)"( Vockeroth 1969: 127-128). The one exception was Rhinoprosopa Hull  , which later was included in Allograpta  ( Vockeroth 1973; Thompson, et al., 1976: 33). The essential characters of Allograpta  are (as given by Vockeroth (1969: 128 )) "the flattened expanded apicolateral processes of sternite 9, the distinctive mode of attachment, position, shape, and direction of the superior lobes, and particularly the simple, rounded, heavily sclerotized and spiculate aedeagal base". The New Zealand species have these essential genitalic characters, but are rather diverse in their color patterns and body form. About two dozen new species are known and await description. Bowie (2001) provides information on the biology of Allograpta ventralis  .

atkinsoni Miller, 1921: 311  ( Platycheirus  ).

dorsalis Miller, 1924: 284  ( Ocyptamus  ).

doralis Miller, 1924: 284 (incorrect original spelling).

The original spelling of the epithet was doralis, without the "s." However, as Miller (1950: 96) used dorsalis  , I have continued to use his corrected spelling following the wisdom of Art. 33.3. 1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999).

flavofaciens Miller, 1921: 302  ( Syrphus  ).

hirsutifera Hull, 1949 b: 727  ( Epistrophe  ).

hudsoni Miller, 1921: 302  ( Syrphus  ).

pseudoropala Miller, 1921: 293 ( Paragus pseudoropalus  ). ropala Walker, 1849: 593  ( Syrphus ropala  ).

ventralis Miller, 1921: 296  ( Sphaerophoria  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Allograpta

Thompson, Christian 2008
2008
Loc

Allograpta

Thompson 1976: 33
Vockeroth 1969: 128
1976
Loc

ALLOGRAPTA

Osten 1875: 49
Loc

atkinsoni

Miller 1921: 311
Loc

dorsalis

Miller 1924: 284
Loc

flavofaciens

Miller 1921: 302
Loc

hirsutifera

Hull 1949: 727
Loc

hudsoni

Miller 1921: 302
Loc

ventralis

Miller 1921: 296