Styringomyia americana Alexander, 1914,

Ribeiro, Guilherme Cunha, 2003, Systematics of the Neotropical species of Styringomyia Loew (Diptera: Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae), Zootaxa 253, pp. 1-35: 11

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.156947

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scientific name

Styringomyia americana Alexander, 1914
status

 

Styringomyia americana Alexander, 1914  , nomen dubium

Styringomyia americana Alexander, 1914: 231  (description), Figure 1View FIGURES 1 ­ 3. 1 (wing venation).

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Holotype. Sex unknown, Mallali, Demerara (ca. 6 º 46 N, 58 º 10 W), British Guyana, March 8, 1913, H. S. Parish ( USNM). Most of the specimen pinned; left wing mounted on separate slide.

DESCRIPTION. Dimensions: see Table I.

REMARKS. Alexander (1914) superficially described this species based on two broken specimens lacking terminalia. Because the diagnostic features of the Neotropical Styringomyia  species refers to the morphology of the male terminalia, the taxonomic identity of the species­group taxon S. americana  cannot be determined from its name­bearing type, and according to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature ( ICZN, 1999), it can be considered a nomen dubium. The holotype was identified by Alexander (1914: 231) as a male, although in the holotype label it is indicated that the specimen is a female. The information available does not allow the unambiguous determination of the sex of this specimen.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Limoniidae

Genus

Styringomyia

Loc

Styringomyia americana Alexander, 1914

Ribeiro, Guilherme Cunha 2003
2003
Loc

Styringomyia americana

Alexander 1914: 231
1914