Platycheirus, Lepeletier & Serville

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: 5-6

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

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scientific name

Platycheirus
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GENUS PLATYCHEIRUS Lepeletier & Serville 

PLATYCHEIRUS Lepeletier & Serville 1828: 513  . Type-species: Syrphus scutatus Meigen, 1822  , by designation of Westwood, 1840: 137.

When describing huttoni  (as milleri  ) I noted that this species had all the essential characters of Platycheirus  , sensu lato, except that male prolegs were not modified. Many other species are similarly characterized and the genus group name Eocheilosia Hull is associated with one of these species. Hence, I use this name for those species of Platycheirus  with unmodified male prolegs. The determination of whether modified male prolegs is a primitive or derived trait must await a world revision of the genus Platycheirus  and the identification of its sister-group. However, despite the phylogenetic status of Eocheilosia, the group is distinctive morphologically and zoogeographically. About a dozen more species are known and await description.

antipodus Hull, 1949 b: 740  ( Cheilosia antipoda  ). captalis Miller, 1924: 282  ( Cheilosia  ).

clarkei Miller, 1921: 310  .

cunninghami Miller, 1921: 299  ( Cheilosia  ). fulvipes Miller, 1924: 282  ( Cheilosia  ).

milleri Hull, 1949 b: 742  ( Cheilosia  ).

The female holotypes of fulvipes Miller  and milleri Hull  were examined and found to represent the same species.

harrisi Miller, 1921: 301  ( Syrphus  ).

howesii Miller, 1921: 298  ( Cheilosia  ).

huttoni Thompson  in Thompson & Vockeroth, 1989: 439. New name for milleri Thompson.  milleri Thompson, 1972 a: 77  [Preoccupied by Hull, 1949]

leptospermi Miller, 1921: 297  ( Cheilosia  ).

lignudus Miller, 1921: 309  .

myersii Miller, 1924: 281  ( Paragus  ).

notatus Bigot, 1884: 554  ( Chrysogaster notata  ).

ronanus Miller, 1921: 300  ( Cheilosia ronana  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Platycheirus

Thompson, Christian 2008
2008
Loc

huttoni

Thompson 1989: 439
Thompson 1972: 77
1989
Loc

PLATYCHEIRUS

Westwood 1840: 137
Lepeletier 1828: 513
1840
Loc

antipodus

Hull 1949: 740
Miller 1924: 282
Loc

clarkei

Miller 1921: 310
Loc

cunninghami

Miller 1924: 282
Miller 1921: 299
Loc

milleri

Hull 1949: 742
Loc

harrisi

Miller 1921: 301
Loc

howesii

Miller 1921: 298
Loc

leptospermi

Miller 1921: 297
Loc

lignudus

Miller 1921: 309
Loc

myersii

Miller 1924: 281
Loc

notatus

Bigot 1884: 554
Loc

ronanus

Miller 1921: 300