Purpurella nobilis,

Stuke, Jens-Hermann & Clements, David K., 2005, The interpretation of some Conopidae (Diptera) described by Robineau­Desvoidy, Zootaxa 886, pp. 1-12: 8

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Purpurella nobilis


" Purpurella nobilis  R. D."

A male of Myopa dorsalis Fabricius, 1794  . The specimen is well preserved.

The specimen bears the following labels: (1) "M. / nobilis  / & / coll. Big." [round, white label]; (2) Purpurella  / nobilis  R. D." [light­blue label]; (3) " Syntype " [printed, white label].

This specimen was determined and labelled by Robineau­Desvoidy, and is evidently a syntype of Purpurella nobilis Robineau­Desvoidy, 1853: 118  ­119. Since this specimen appears to be the only known syntype of Purpurella nobilis  it is herewith designated lectotype and the following label has been added: " Lectotypus / Purpurella nobilis  / Robineau­ Desvoidy, 1853 / des. Stuke & Clements, 2005 " [red label, printed].

Chvála & Smith (1988) interpreted this species as a "doubtful species of Myopa  ." However, on the basis of the present specimen Purpurella nobilis Robineau­Desvoidy, 1853  can now be placed as a junior synonym of Myopa dorsalis Fabricius, 1794  [syn. nov.].