Paragus punctatus Hull, 1949: 732,

Tot, Tamara, Radenković, Snežana, Nedeljković, Zorica, Likov, Laura & Vujić, Ante, 2020, Descriptions of two new species of the genus Paragus Latreille (Diptera: Syrphidae) with a key to males of all South African species, Zootaxa 4780 (2), pp. 341-355: 349-350

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4780.2.7

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3854355

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scientific name

Paragus punctatus Hull, 1949: 732
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Paragus punctatus Hull, 1949: 732 

Paragus chalybeatus Hull, 1964: 451  syn. n.

Type material studied. The holotype of Paragus chalybeatus  was examined ( MZLU). This holotype is labelled  :

“ Holotypus (red label)/ Paragus chalybeatus Hull  (handwritten) det. F. M. Hull/Zool. Mus. Lund Sweden Type No. 300411 Syrphidae  (handwritten)/S. Afr. Cape. Prov. Cape Peninsula. Hout Bay. Skoorsteenkop. 2.ii.1951. No. 166 (white label)/ Swedish South Africa Expedition 1950–1951, Brinck-Rudebeck (white label)/Insect trap Alt ft (white label)”. The holotype of Paragus punctatus  was also examined on the basis of high resolution photos of the head and thorax (dorsal and lateral views) ( NHM). The holotype of Paragus punctatus  is in very poor condition, lacking the abdomen and left wing, and is labelled as follows: “ Holotype Paragus punctatus Hull  (red label) (handwritten)/ Cape Prov., Swellendam. Nov. 1933. (white label)/ S. Africa. R. E. Turner. Brit. Mus. 1933–646. (white label)/ NHMUK010369583View Materials (white label)”  .

Comments. Hull (1949) described Paragus punctatus  based on a single female, collected in Swellendam (Cape Province, South Africa) in November 1933. Stuckenberg (1954a) found in the collections of the British Museum a male, labelled the same as holotype of Paragus punctatus  . He designated this male as allotype of Paragus punctatus  . Hull (1964) described a new species, Paragus chalybeatus  , from Hout Bay, Skoorsteenkop, South Africa. He stated that this new species shares very similar morphological characters with the allotype of Paragus punctatus  designated by Stuckenberg (1954a), but also indicated the existence of differences between them.

Examining the holotype of Paragus chalybeatus  we conclude that the type specimen shares the same morphological characters with the allotype of Paragus punctatus  found in Stuckenberg (1954a) and with the examined males of Paragus punctatus  deposited in FSUNS. We designate here Paragus chalybeatus  as synonym of Paragus punctatus  . Based on diagnostic characters defined by Vujić et al. (2008) (small ejaculatory apodeme with simple apical part, lateral lobe of aedeagus protruded anteriorly more than paramere, and hypandrium without characteristic lateral protuberances) ( Figs 10View FIGURE 10 I–J) Paragus punctatus  belongs to the P. jozanus  group.

MZLU

Lund University

NHM

University of Nottingham

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Paragus

Loc

Paragus punctatus Hull, 1949: 732

Tot, Tamara, Radenković, Snežana, Nedeljković, Zorica, Likov, Laura & Vujić, Ante 2020
2020
Loc

Paragus chalybeatus Hull, 1964: 451

Hull, F. M. 1964: 451
1964
Loc

Paragus punctatus Hull, 1949: 732