Phorosia pellucida,

Stuke, Jens-Hermann & Clements, David K., 2005, The interpretation of some Conopidae (Diptera) described by Robineau­Desvoidy, Zootaxa 886, pp. 1-12: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.170914

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:30BDCC38-A43E-47A2-809B-BE40CDB0A109

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D53C65-FF94-CA47-FE87-A5BBFC1EFE04

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scientific name

Phorosia pellucida
status

 

" Phorosia pellucida  R. D."

A male of Myopa extricata Collin, 1960  . The specimen is well preserved but lacks the left middle leg.

The specimen bears the following labels: (1) "M. / pellucida  / coll. Big." [round, white label]; (2) "Phorosia / pellucida  R. D." [light­blue label].

This specimen was determined and labelled by Robineau­Desvoidy and can therefore be interpreted as a syntype of Myopa pellucida Robineau­Desvoidy, 1830: 244  . Since this specimen appears to be the only known syntype of Myopa pellucida  it is herewith designated lectotype and the following label has been added: " Lectotypus / Myopa pellucida  / Robineau­Desvoidy, 1830 / des. Stuke & Clements, 2005 " [red label, printed].

Chvála & Smith (1988) placed this species as a synonym of Myopa testacea (Linnaeus, 1767)  . However, on the basis of the present specimen Myopa pellucida  Robineau­ Desvoidy, 1830 should be placed as a senior synonym of Myopa extricata Collin, 1960  [syn. nov]. It should be noted that following Thompson (1997), it is known that the species described as Myopa extricata  by Collin (1960) is a junior synonym of Myopa testacea Linnaeus, 1767  , and that the species long referred to as testacea  by subsequent authors requires a replacement name. However, an application to the ICZN is in preparation to retain the current concepts of these two species, in accordance with Article 23.9 of the Code, and our use of the name extricata  in this paper is therefore the same as that of other modern authors, pending the outcome of this application.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Conopidae

Genus

Phorosia