Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) americanus ( Wiedemann, 1830 ),

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: 131-132

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4705572

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Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) americanus ( Wiedemann, 1830 )
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Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) americanus ( Wiedemann, 1830) 

Fig. 186View FIGURE 186

Syrphus americanus Wiedemann, 1830: 129 

Syrphus medius Jones, 1917: 224 

Metasyrphus medius Matsumura 1918: 17 

Syrphus wiedemanni Johnson, 1919: 32 

Syrphus canadensis Curran, 1926c: 172 

Syrphus lebanoensis Fluke, 1930: 139 

Posthosyrphus flavipes Enderlein, 1938: 205  *

Type locality and data. “ North America ” (LT, A, NMW)  .

Material examined. Metropolitana : 1♂, Antumapu, Universidad de Chile, 20–30.VI.1989, Leg. G. Barría ( MEUC); 1♂, Quebrada de la Plata, Maipú, IV.1967, Leg. N. Hichins ( MEUC)  .

References. No references for Chile or Neotropical countries.

World distribution. British Columbia, Quebec and south Mexico; introduced in Hawaii (not established) and Chile.

Chilean distribution. Only recorded for Metropolitan region ( Fig. 187View FIGURE 187).

Altitudinal range. The species inhabits inland valley ecosystems (450–550 m.a.s.l.).

Biology and notes. Eupeodes americanus  is here reported from Chile for the first time. Thompson in 2012 labeled a specimen from the MEUC collection as E. americanus  . The label confirms that the species was found feeding on the aphid Eriosoma lanigerum (Haussman)  . It is necessary to obtain new records in Chile to confirm if this species was able to establish viable populations in the country. Other aspects of its biology and ecology remain unknown in Chile.

Conservation status. Not evaluated because this species is considered exotic.

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

MEUC

Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Eupeodes

Loc

Eupeodes (Metasyrphus) americanus ( Wiedemann, 1830 )

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

Posthosyrphus flavipes

Enderlein, G. 1938: 205
1938
Loc

Syrphus lebanoensis

Fluke, C. L. 1930: 139
1930
Loc

Syrphus canadensis

Curran, C. H. 1926: 172
1926
Loc

Syrphus wiedemanni

Johnson, C. W. 1919: 32
1919
Loc

Metasyrphus medius

Matsumura, S. 1918: 17
1918
Loc

Syrphus medius

Jones, C. R. 1917: 224
1917
Loc

Syrphus americanus

Wiedemann, C. R. W. 1830: 129
1830