Leucopis aphidivora Rondani, 1847

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 85

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4980955

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scientific name

Leucopis aphidivora Rondani, 1847
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Leucopis aphidivora Rondani, 1847  

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: 1847d: 349.

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. He later ( Rondani 1875a: 263) added “ Parmae a me observata [observed in Parma   by myself]”.

TYPE MATERIAL: 1 ♀, lectotype (missing head, genitalia on a slide in the same Box) ( MZUB: Box 337): 27 75 / Leucopis aphidivora Rond.   , ex a. parmensi / aphidivora Rndn.   , Parma / Lectotypus ♀ Leucopis (Leucopis) aphidivora Rondani   , det. G. Morge, Ex. 1 / Hiervon Ovipositor [ovipositor of this specimen] Preparat. Nr. 1.

PARALECTOTYPES NOT EXAMINED: 1 ♀ (dissected) ( MZUF: Box 35): Leucopis Mgn   / aphidivora Rnd.   / 1812 / Syntypus Leucopis (Leucopis) aphidivora Rond.   , det. G. Morge, Ex. 5 (in litteris); one pupa, syntype ( MZUF: Box 35): Leucopis Mgn   / aphidivora Rnd.   / 1812 / Syntypus Leucopis (Leucopis) aphidivora Rond.   , det. G. Morge, Ex. 6.

SLIDE: Genitalia on slide ( MZUB: Box 337): Leucopis (Leucopis) aphidivora Rondani   , Lectotypus ♀, Parma Ex. 1, G. Morge, Prep. n. 1 / Legrohr in Duronbalsam [apical sclerite in Duronbalsam] XI.1960 Istituto di Zoologia Bologna ( Italia), G. Morge   .

CURRENT STATUS: valid species ( Tanasijtshuk 1984: 225, Nartshuk et al. 1995: 7, Raspi & Benelli 2016: 200).

REMARKS: Rondani (1847b: 349) described Leucopis aphidivora   from more than one specimen without specifying the number   , the sex or the length of the specimens. He redescribed this nominal species (1848a: 434) as “ aphidipora ”, not used by subsequent authors ( Becker 1905: 235, Morge 1962b: 436, Tanasijtshuk 1984: 225, Nartshuk et al. 1995: 7, Raspi & Benelli 2016: 200). Therefore, the original spelling “ aphidivora   ” is to be used and “ aphidipora ” is as an incorrect subsequent spelling. In the MZUF specimens of Leucopis aphidivora   and Leucopis aphidiperda   are both numbered “1812”. Morge (1962b: 436) designated a lectotype (♀) but did not mention an additional two specimens (one, just the pupa) in the MZUF (both of these additional specimens are paralectotypes).

MZUB

Museo di Zoologia

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Chamaemyiidae

Genus

Leucopis