Flukea vockerothi Etcheverry, 1966,

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: 55-57

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Flukea vockerothi Etcheverry, 1966
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Flukea vockerothi Etcheverry, 1966 

Figs 74–77View FIGURES 74–78

Flukea vockerothi Etcheverry, 1966: 3 

Type locality and data. “ Chillán , Chile ” (T, ♂, MEUC)  .

Material examined. Maule: 1♂, Tregualemu , 02.XII.1989, Leg. C. González ( IEUMCE)  ; Ñuble : 2♂, 2♀, Chillán, 17.XI.1965, Leg. Casals ( MZUC)  ; Biobío: 1♂, Los Ángeles , 02.XI.1986, Leg. C. Bocaz ( UFRO)  ; 2♂, Cordillera de Pemehue , 20–31.I.1946, Leg.Peña ( CNC, Etcheverry 1966); La  Araucanía: 1♀, La Esperanza, Mininco , 06.XI.1991, Leg. J. Solervicens ( IEUMCE)  ; 1♀, Termas Rio Blanco , 19.II.1973, Leg. J  . Herrera ( IEUMCE)  ; 1♀, Cherquenco , 17.XI.1978, Leg. NN ( MNHNCL)  ; 1♀, Villarrica, -39.2820, -72.2307, 26.II.2016, phot. col. Soledad Gaete ( CSP)GoogleMaps  ; Los Ríos: 1♀, Valdivia , 30.I.1992, Leg. S. Krause ( UACH)  ; 1♂, Corral , 27.XII.1981, Leg. W. Fischer ( UACH)  ; 1♂, 1♀, La Unión, I.1996, Leg. A. Ugarte ( MEUC)  ; Los Lagos: 2♀, Río GolGol, Osorno , 10.II.1957 ( CNC; Etcheverry, 1966); 2♀, Parque Nacional Puyehue, 7.II.2018, Leg. J.H., A.W. and A.M. Skevington ( CNC)  ; Aysén: 1♀, Queulat National Park , 02.VII.2006, Leg. Alejandro Vera ( MNHNCL)  ; 2♂, 2♀, Puerto Cisnes, 09.I.1967, Leg. Zapata ( IEUMCE)  ; Río Mañihuales , 26–28.I.1961, Leg. Peña ( Etcheverry 1966); 1♂, Puerto  Aysén, 24–26.I.1961 ( CNC; Etcheverry 1966)  .

References. Etcheverry, 1966: 3, figs 1–35 (desc.); Thompson, 1972b: 163, figs 65–66 (male genitalia), 65s (sternum), 65t (tergum), 66a (aedeagus and apodeme), 66e (ejaculatory apodeme) ( Milesiinae  rev.); Thompson et al., 1976: 118 (cat.); Thompson, 1999a: 335 (key).

World distribution. Chile.

Chilean distribution. From Maule to Aysén region ( Fig. 79View FIGURE 79).

Altitudinal range. From coastal to precordillera ecosystems 5– 2,000 m.a.s.l.

Biology and notes. Known as the largest flower fly of Chile, Flukea vockerothi  is mainly associated with native forests. This fly has been observed feeding on Eucryphia cordifolia  in Villarrica (Soledad Gaete, CSP record; Figs 74–75View FIGURES 74–78) and Foeniculum vulgare Mill.  (Jorge de la Torre, CSP record). Recently, females have been observed ovipositing thanks to citizen science. The eggs are oval, white but darker in the apices. The observed female laid the eggs in small groups (15–20, even more) on the bark and leaves of a moss-covered pine surrounded by native forest with many native dead logs in the floor ( Fig. 77View FIGURES 74–78). Thompson (1972) mentioned that type specimen is lost. The genus name, as well as the specific epithet, commemorates Dr. C. L. Fluke and J. R. Vockeroth, respectively, acknowledged entomologists and specialists in Syrphidae ( Etcheverry 1966)  .

Conservation status. LC; EOO = 111,220 km 2; AOO = 72 km 2 and 17 localities (or subpopulations).

Subtribe Milesiina 

Genus Hemixylota Shannon & Aubertin, 1933 

Hemixylota Shannon & Aubertin 1933: 148  . Type-species, Hemixylota varipes Shannon & Aubertin 1933  (ori. des.).

MEUC

Universidad de Chile

IEUMCE

INSTITUTO DE ENTOMOLOGIA UNIVERSIDAD METROPOLITANA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

MZUC

Museo de Zoologia, Universidad de Concepcion

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Flukea

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Flukea vockerothi Etcheverry, 1966

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

Flukea vockerothi

Etcheverry, M. 1966: 3
1966
Loc

Hemixylota

Shannon, R. C. & Aubertin, D. 1933: 148
1933