Occemya nitidula,

Stuke, Jens-Hermann & Clements, David K., 2005, The interpretation of some Conopidae (Diptera) described by Robineau­Desvoidy, Zootaxa 886, pp. 1-12: 6-7

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Occemya nitidula


" Occemya nitidula  R. D."

A male of Zodion cinereum (Fabricius, 1794)  . The specimen lacks the right legs, but otherwise it is very well preserved.

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

This specimen was determined and labelled by Robineau­Desvoidy and can therefore be interpreted as a syntype of Occemya nitidula Robineau­Desvoidy, 1853: 133  ­134. Since this specimen appears to be the only known syntype of Occemya nitidula  it is herewith designated lectotype and the following label has been added: " Lectotypus / Occemya nitidula  / Robineau­Desvoidy, 1853 / des. Stuke & Clements, 2005 " [red label, printed].

Chvála & Smith (1988) placed this species as a synonym of Thecophora atra (Fabricius, 1775)  . However, on the basis of the present specimen Occemya nitidula  Robineau­ Desvoidy, 1853 should be placed as a junior synonym of Zodion cinereum (Fabricius, 1794)  [syn. nov.].