Copestylum (Lepidopsis) smithae ( Thompson, 1965 ),

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: 82

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Copestylum (Lepidopsis) smithae ( Thompson, 1965 )
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Copestylum (Lepidopsis) smithae ( Thompson, 1965) 

Figs 118–119View FIGURES 118–121

Lepidopsis smithae Thompson, 1965: 61 

Type locality and data. “ La Rioja: Mascasin , Argentina ” (HT, ♂, USNM)  .

Material examined. Tarapacá: 11♂, 10♀, south Chiapa   , Tarapacá Province, 23.IV.1969, Leg. L.E. Peña ( MEUC)  .

References. Thompson, 1965: 61 (desc.); Thompson, 1972b: 110 ( Milesiinae  rev.); Thompson et al., 1976: 84 (cat.); Whittinton, 1992: 214 (desc. Graptomyza  ); Rotheray et al., 2009: 706 (desc.).

World distribution. Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

Chilean distribution. Only recorded from Tarapacá region ( Fig. 146View FIGURE 146).

Altitudinal range. This species has been recorded inhabiting highland ecosystems (3,500 -3,800 m.a.s.l.).

Biology and notes. Copestylum smithae  is here reported from Chile for the first time and associated with native flora from the Andes highlands ecosystems in the Puna province ( Morrone 2014). Larvae of C. smithae  has been associated with Opuntia  cacti by Rotheray et al. (2009).

Conservation status. DD; AOO = 2 km 2 and one locality (or subpopulation).

Subgenus Phalacromya Rondani, 1848 

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MEUC

Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Copestylum

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Copestylum (Lepidopsis) smithae ( Thompson, 1965 )

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

Thompson, F. C. 1965: 61
1965