Oplisa mendica Rondani, 1862

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 185

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4981422

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scientific name

Oplisa mendica Rondani, 1862
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Oplisa mendica Rondani, 1862  

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: 1862d: 155.

TYPE LOCALITY: “ in toto agro parmensi   … In Etruria quoque lecta   …, in Insubria …, et in Pedemontio   [… Parmese territory … Etruria   (= Tuscany) … Insubria (= Lombardy), and Piedmont ( Italy)]”   .

TYPE MATERIAL: 1 ♂, lectotype (missing left mid-leg), 1 ♀, paralectotype (missing mid- and right hind-legs; pinned with a conspecific female) ( MZUF: Box 20): ♂, Oplisa Rnd.   / mendica Rnd., T. Pape   det., 1986 / 1069 / lectotype ♂ Oplisa mendica Rnd., T. Pape   det. 1986   .

PARALECTOTYPES EXAMINED: 5 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀ ( MZUF: Box 20): Oplisa Rnd.   / mendica Rnd.   / 1069   .

PARALECTOTYPES NOT EXAMINED: 1 ♂ (missing left mid-leg), 1 ♀ (MZUF: Box F): Oplisa Rnd.   mendica Rnd.   , 386, ♂ ♀, Parma   / 393 386; 1 ♂ (missing both mid-legs, abdomen glued to a cardboard stage pinned below specimen) (MSNC: Box DIPTERA   Ex collezione Rondani - I): Oplisa Rnd.   mendica Rnd.   416 ♂ ♀ Parma   / Coll. Rondani, scatola n° 5, posiz. D-17 / Museo di Storia Naturale   Università di Pisa, Calci (PI) ex collezione Rondani; 1 ♀ (missing both mid-legs) (MSNC: Box DIPTERA   Ex collezione Rondani - I): Oplisa mendica Rnd.   ♀ Parm. / Coll. Rondani, scatola n° 5, posiz. D-18 / Museo di Storia Naturale   Università di Pisa, Calci (PI) ex collezione Rondani; 1 ♂ (missing left mid-leg) (OUMNH Verrall-Collin Coll.: Box 7): Type / O. mendica   Ex. Coll. Big. / O. mendica   ♂ Europe, Rond. / G. Oplisa Rond.  

CURRENT STATUS: junior synonym of Oplisa tergestina (Schiner, 1861)   ( Pape 1989: 357, Herting 1993: 105, Peris & González-Mora 2007: 49; Cerretti et al. 2020: 83).

REMARKS: Rondani (1862d: 155) described Oplisa mendica   without specifying either the number   or the sex of the specimens and not giving a range of lengths, from material he had collected and also received from F.M. Piccioli, L. Erra, L. Bellardi and G. Mussino. Pape (1989: 357) designated a lectotype (♂) and paralectotypes (5 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀) but did not mention an additional five specimens: one male and one female in the MZUF, one male and one female in the MSNC and one male in the OUMNH (all are paralectotypes).

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Rhinophoridae

Genus

Oplisa