Chonocephalus depressus Meijere, 1912

Disney, R. H. L., 2008, Review of Neotropical Chonocephalus Wandolleck (Diptera: Phoridae), Zootaxa 1772 (1), pp. 1-54 : 13-15

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1772.1.1

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scientific name

Chonocephalus depressus Meijere
status

 

Chonocephalus depressus Meijere

( Figs 33–38 View FIGURES 33–35 View FIGURES 36–37 View FIGURE 38 )

Chonocephalus depressus Meijere, 1912: 151 (female only). Disney, 1991: 208 (male).

Chonocephalus similis Collin, 1912: 105 (part) nec Brues, 1905. Misidentification, Disney, 2002: 14 View Cited Treatment .

Chonocephalus ecitophilus Borgmeier & Schmitz, 1923: 145 . Disney, 2002: 14.

Chonocephalus japonicus Schmitz, 1941: 82 , fig. of male wing only. Disney, 2002: 15.

Chonocephalus dimakae Paulian, 1958: 12 . Disney, 2005: 406.

Chonocephalus pallidulus Beyer, 1964 in Hardy & Beyer, 1964: 298. Disney, 2002: 15.

Chonocephalus simiolus Beyer, 1964 in Hardy & Beyer, 1964: 300. Disney, 2002: 15.

This species has been transported around the world by man. It is also recorded from the Palaearctic, Oriental and Palaearctic regions.

Material. 2 males, Bolivia, La Paz, Caranavi 15 o 49’S, 67 o 33’W, compost pans, 13–15 April S. A. Mar- shall ( DEBU) GoogleMaps . 1 male, Colombia, Rio Raposo , 1 July 1964, V . H. Lee ( USNM). 1 female, Hawaii , Lanikai Oahu, 30 December 1945, W. W. Wirth ( USNM) .

Natural history. The original type series was reared from a rotting caterpillar of Prodenia . The females caught on the edible paddy straw mushrooms Volvariella (Plutaceae) were probably ovipositing on over ripe sporophores. A female caught on turmeric ( Curcuma longa L., Zingiberaceae ) infested with larval Dichocrocis punctiferalis (Guenée) ( Lepidoptera , Pyralidae ) in India was possibly attracted to diseased or moribund caterpillars. It has been reared from bread fruit ( Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg , Moraceae ) It has also been reported from a colony of the army ant Eciton quadriglume in Brazil ( Borgmeier & Schmitz, 1923, Disney, 2002).

DEBU

Ontario Insect Collection, University of Guelph

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Phoridae

Genus

Chonocephalus

Loc

Chonocephalus depressus Meijere

Disney, R. H. L. 2008
2008
Loc

Chonocephalus dimakae

Disney, R. H. L. 2005: 406
2005
Loc

Chonocephalus similis

Disney, R. H. L. 2002: 14
2002
Loc

Chonocephalus japonicus

Disney, R. H. L. 2002: 15
2002
Loc

Chonocephalus pallidulus

Disney, R. H. L. 2002: 15
2002
Loc

Chonocephalus simiolus

Disney, R. H. L. 2002: 15
2002
Loc

Chonocephalus ecitophilus

Disney, R. H. L. 2002: 14
Borgmeier T. & Schmitz, H. 1923: 145
1923