Nuntianus confusus ( Goot, 1964 ),

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: 139

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4705781

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scientific name

Nuntianus confusus ( Goot, 1964 )
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Nuntianus confusus ( Goot, 1964) 

Figs 195–196View FIGURES 193–196

Baccha valdiviana Philippi, 1865: 750 

Baccha confusa Goot, 1964: 213 

Ocyptamus confusus Mengual et al., 2018b: 11 

Type locality and data. “n.n. Baccha valdiviana Philippi  ” (T, A, unknown).

Material examined. Valparaíso: 1♂, Lo Perales, Quilpué , 23.II.1967, Leg. J. Solervicens ( MNHNCL)  ; 1♂, Limache , 24.III.1967, Leg. D. Lanfranco ( MNHNCL)  ; 1♀, Quillota , 12.IV.1963, Leg. N. Hichins ( MNHNCL)  ; Metropolitana: 1♂, Aguas de Ramón , 18.X.2018, Leg. Matías  Cortés ( CSP); La  Araucanía: Angol ( Shannon &Aubertin 1933)  ; Maule: 1♂, Cumpeo , 1877, Leg. NN ( MNHNCL)  ; Los Ríos: Corral, Valdivia ( Thompson et al. 1976)  .

References. Goot, 1964: 213 (corrections); Shannon & Aubertin, 1933: 135, 136 (desc. as Baccha valdiviana  & key); Rojas, 1966: 175 (cat. of predators of aphids); Thompson et al., 1976: 15 (cat.); González & Coscarón, 2005: 347 (distr.); Mengual et al., 2018b: 11 (desc. group); Miranda et al., 2020: 158 ( N. comb  .).

World distribution. Chile.

Chilean distribution. From Valparaíso to Los Ríos region ( Fig. 200View FIGURE 200).

Altitudinal range. From coastal to inland valley ecosystems (50–120 m.a.s.l.).

Biology and notes. Nuntianus confusus  is associated mainly with Sclerophylous forest, a habitat that has been extensively fragmented by urbanization, agriculture and forestry ( Alaniz et al. 2016).This flower fly species has been observed visiting flowers of Adesmia  sp. (Matías Cortés, CSP record); Stellaria  sp. (Orlando Montes, CSP record) and Oxalis virgosa Molina  (Raul Tuk, CSP record). Other aspects of its biology and ecology remain unknown.

Conservation status. VU under B2ab (iii) using AOO = 24 km 2 and six localities (or subpopulations); EOO = 38,314 km 2.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Nuntianus

Loc

Nuntianus confusus ( Goot, 1964 )

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

Ocyptamus confusus

Mengual, X. & Miranda, G. F. G. & Thompson, F. C. 2018: 11
2018
Loc

Baccha confusa

Goot, V. S. Van Der 1964: 213
1964
Loc

Baccha valdiviana

Philippi, P. I. 1865: 750
1865