Leucopis misaphida Rondani, 1848,

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 86-87

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:89C63841-3CF4-491D-8C73-BEF7DCB18FB5

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4980963

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/686387A0-FF98-FFFD-5889-F8DAFD6B6360

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scientific name

Leucopis misaphida Rondani, 1848
status

 

Leucopis misaphida Rondani, 1848 

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: 1848a: 440.

TYPE LOCALITY: Rondani gave no type locality in his original description but presumably it is Parma (Italy)  because he referred to observations made by himself but later (1875a: 267) added “ in colle ditionis  parmensis  [in Parmese hills]”.

TYPE MATERIAL: 1 ♂, lectotype (one wing and one leg glued on a cardboard) ( MZUF: Box 35): Leucopis Mgn  / misaphida Rnd.  / 1822 / Holotypus Leucopis (Leucopis) misaphida Rnd.  , det. G. Morge, Ex. 22 / Lectotypus ♂ Leucopis (Leucopis) misaphida Rondani, 1848  , A. Raspi det.

CURRENT STATUS: valid species ( Tanasijtshuk 1984: 228, Nartshuk et al. 1995: 7, Raspi & Benelli 2016: 215).

REMARKS: Rondani (1848a: 440) described Leucopis misaphida  from a few specimens collected together with aphids on flowers of Bignonia radicans Linnaeus, 1753  . Günter Morge incorrectly labeled the MZUF male as the holotype, despite there being more than one specimen mentioned in the description. But, as far as we know, he never indicated this specimen as the holotype in any of his publications on Chamaemyiidae  ( Morge 1959a, 1962a, 1962b) and therefore did not publish a lectotype designation (I.C.Z.N. 1999: Article 74.5). Raspi & Benelli (2016: 216) designated a lectotype (♂).

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chamaemyiidae

Genus

Leucopis