Paracantha trinotata (Foote) Norrbom & Sutton & Steck & Monzón, 2010

Norrbom, Allen L., Sutton, Bruce D., Steck, Gary J. & Monzón, José, 2010, New genera, species and host plant records of Nearctic and Neotropical Tephritidae (Diptera) 2398, Zootaxa 2398, pp. 1-65 : 33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327850

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5327850

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E387FB-FFAC-9705-6DAD-FF09EC14AEB0

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Felipe

scientific name

Paracantha trinotata (Foote)
status

new combination

Paracantha trinotata (Foote)   , new combination

Figs. 53, 63–64, 102

Laksyetsa trinotata Foote 1978: 29   .

Biology. The only previously reported host plant is Dahlia tenuicaulis Sorenson ( Foote 1978)   . We also reared it from D. imperialis Roezl   ( Asteraceae   : Coreopsideae   ) ( Fig. 65) in Mexico and Guatemala. The larvae feed and pupate in the capitulum ( Fig. 63–64).

Distribution. Mexico (Durango, Morelos, Oaxaca) and Guatemala. Previously known only from mountainous areas in Mexico, including the Sierra Madre Occidental (Durango), the transverse volcanic belt (Morelos), and the Sierra Madre del Sur (Oaxaca), P. trinotata   also occurs in highland areas of Guatemala (Jalapa, Sacatepéquez, Totonicapán).

Material examined. GUATEMALA: Jalapa: Jalapa - Mataquescuintla Road , 14.57766°N 90.09416°W, 2210 m, emerged 17 Dec 2007 reared ex flowerheads of Dahlia imperialis   collected 21 Nov 2007, B.D. Sutton, G.J. Steck, A.L. Norrbom, J. Monzón, 1♂ ( FSCA) GoogleMaps   , 2♂ ( USNM USNMENT00671280–81 View Materials )   . Sacatepéquez: Cerro Carmona, Finca El Pilar , lower road, 14.54031°N 90.7066°W, 2265 m, emerged 9 Dec 2008 reared ex flowerheads of Dahlia imperialis   (07G05A) collected 12 Nov 2007, B.D. Sutton, A.L. Norrbom, J. Monzón, 1♀ ( FSCA) GoogleMaps   , 1♂ 1♀ ( USNM USNMENT00671278–79 View Materials )   . Totonicapán: Hwy. CA-1 8.5 km (air) N Pologuá , 15.11712°N 91.52301°W, 2434 m, emerged 14–21 Dec 2007 reared ex flowerheads of Dahlia imperialis   collected 23 Nov 2007, B.D. Sutton, G.J. Steck, A.L. Norrbom, J. Monzón, 2♂ 2♀ ( FSCA) GoogleMaps   , 4♂ 3♀ ( USNM USNMENT00671304-11 View Materials )   ; Hwy. CA-1, km 209, 2 km NNE of Pologuá (air), 15.05858°N 91.49648°W, 2761 m, emerged 12–20 Dec 2007 reared ex flowerheads of Dahlia imperialis   (07G57) collected 23 Nov 2007, B.D. Sutton, G.J. Steck, A.L. Norrbom, J. Monzón, 7♂ 3♀ ( FSCA) GoogleMaps   , 1♂ 1♀ ( UVG) GoogleMaps   , 9♂ 10♀ ( USNM USNMENT00671282–300 View Materials )   . MEXICO: Morelos: Lagunas de Zempoala , 2805 m, 11 Aug 1962, G. L. Bush, 1♀ ( MSUL)   ; Lagunas de Zempoala [19°2'58"N 99°19'3"W], on Dahlia imperialis   , 9–11 Aug 1989, A. L. Norrbom, 2♀ ( IEXV USNMENT00104379–80 ) GoogleMaps   , 1♂ 4♀ ( USNM USNMENT00104374–78 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Lagunas de Zempoala , reared ex capitulum of Dahlia imperialis   (91M16), 23–25 Sep 1991, A. L. Norrbom, 2♂ 2♀ ( IEXV USNMENT00213345–48 )   , 8♂ 10♀ ( USNM USNMENT00213349–66 View Materials )   , 5♂ 5♀ ( BMNH, CDFA, MHNG, TAMU, TAUI)   .

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UVG

Universidad del Valle

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Tephritidae

Genus

Paracantha

Loc

Paracantha trinotata (Foote)

Norrbom, Allen L., Sutton, Bruce D., Steck, Gary J. & Monzón, José 2010
2010
Loc

Laksyetsa trinotata

Foote, R. H. 1978: 29
1978