Toxomerus floralis ( Fabricius, 1798 ),

Barahona-Segovia, Rodrigo M., Riera, Pamela, Pañinao-Monsálvez, Laura, Guzmán, Vicente Valdés & Henríquez-Piskulich, Patricia, 2021, Updating the knowledge of the flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Chile: Illustrated catalog, extinction risk and biological notes, Zootaxa 4959 (1), pp. 1-178: 153

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4959.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4705596

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scientific name

Toxomerus floralis ( Fabricius, 1798 )
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Toxomerus floralis ( Fabricius, 1798) 

Syrphus floralis Fabricius, 1798: 563 

Scaeva floralis Fabricius, 1805: 253  *

Syrphus quadrifasciatus Bigot, 1857: 337 

Mesogramma subannulata Loew, 1866: 157 

Mesogramma floralis Schiner, 1868: 347  *

Toxomerus subannulatus Kertész, 1910: 150  *

Mesogramma flamminea Hull, 1941a: 312 

Mesograpta floralis Fluke, 1956: 223  *

Type locality and data. “Cajenne” (HT, ♂, ♀, UZMC)  .

Material examined. Arica y Parinacota: 1♂, 1♀, Cica, 12.VI.1968, Leg. N. Hichins (UTA); 1♀, Lluta CAMPEX, IX.1967, Leg. A. Aguilera (UTA); 1♀, Cuya, Camarones, 25.II.1976, Leg. N. Hichins (UTA); 2♂, Chica, Picha, Lluta, 12.XI.1969, Leg. N. Hichins (UTA)  .

References. Fabricius, 1798: 563 (desc.); Williston, 1886: 312 (cat.); Hull, 1941d: 312 (desc.); Thompson et al., 1976: 50 (cat.); Thompson, 1981: 68, (desc.); Thompson & Thompson, 2006: 323 (desc.); Borges & Couri, 2009: 35 (desc.); Reemer, 2010: 191 (desc.); Arcaya et al., 2015: 146 (ecological study); Marín-Armijos et al., 2017: 180 (cat.).

World distribution. Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador; El Salvador, Guatemala, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Chile.

Chilean distribution. Only recorded for Arica y Parinacota region ( Fig. 220View FIGURE 220).

Altitudinal range. From coastal to inland valley ecosystems (5– 500 m.a.s.l.).

Biology and notes. Toxomerus floralis  is a flower fly species widely distributed in Neotropical areas and probably associated with crops in Azapa, Camarones and Lluta valley. Arcaya et al. (2013) recorded this species feeding on Aphidae  and leafhopper insects. Biological aspects and potential prey in Chile are unknown.

Conservation status. LC; EOO = 608 km 2, AOO = 12 km 2 and three localities (or subpopulations). This species is widely distributed for all Neotropical region.

UZMC

Universidad del Zulia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Toxomerus

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Toxomerus floralis ( Fabricius, 1798 )

Barahona-Segovia, Rodrigo M., Riera, Pamela, Pañinao-Monsálvez, Laura, Guzmán, Vicente Valdés & Henríquez-Piskulich, Patricia 2021
2021
Loc

Mesogramma flamminea

Hull, F. M. 1941: 312
1941
Loc

Toxomerus subannulatus Kertész, 1910: 150

Kertesz, K. 1910: 150
1910
Loc

Mesogramma floralis

Schiner, I. R. 1868: 347
1868
Loc

Mesogramma subannulata

Loew, H. 1866: 157
1866
Loc

Syrphus quadrifasciatus

Bigot, J. M. F. 1857: 337
1857
Loc

Scaeva floralis

Fabricius, J. C. 1805: 253
1805
Loc

Syrphus floralis

Fabricius, J. C. 1798: 563
1798