Aprionus giganteus Berest, 1991,

Jaschhof, Mathias, 2016, Taxonomic revision of some Micromyinae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) described by Zoya L. Berest, Zootaxa 4097 (2), pp. 255-262: 256

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scientific name

Aprionus giganteus Berest, 1991
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Aprionus giganteus Berest, 1991  —new junior synonym of Aprionus halteratus (Zetterstedt, 1852) 

I had earlier taken into consideration the synonymy proposed here ( Jaschhof & Jaschhof 2009). I assume that Berest (1991 a) simply ignored the existence of A. halteratus  when she introduced A. giganteus  . Her differential diagnosis, which gives importance to the large body size and to the peculiar gonostylus of A. giganteus  , makes reference to the A. flavidus (Winnertz, 1870)  group of species, but not explicitly to A. halteratus  , known at that time as A. flaviventris (Winnertz, 1870)  . A description of A. flaviventris  was published in Edwards’s (1938 b) revision of British Lestremiinae  , but the figure therein of the male genitalia of this species (fig. 17 h –i) is not really characteristic. An informative genital illustration of A. halteratus  was presented only several years after the publication of A. giganteus ( Jaschhof 1998)  . Berest’s (1991 a: fig. 2–3) and Jaschhof’s (1998: fig. 159 a –c) illustrations clearly depict one and the same species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Cecidomyiidae

Genus

Aprionus