Brachyopa caesariata Moran and Skevington

Skevington, Jeffrey H., Young, Andrew D., Locke, Michelle M. & Moran, Kevin M., 2019, New Syrphidae (Diptera) of North-eastern North America, Biodiversity Data Journal 7, pp. 36673-36673: 36673

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scientific name

Brachyopa caesariata Moran and Skevington
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sp. n.

Brachyopa caesariata Moran and Skevington   sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1042805; recordedBy: J.H.Skevington, M.M. Locke; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; otherCatalogNumbers: JSM11211; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Algonquin Provincial Park, Opeongo Road ; decimalLatitude: 45.625911; decimalLongitude: -78.350753; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/03/2018; year: 2018; month: 6; day: 3; verbatimEventDate: 3.vi.2018; habitat: on flowers of Prunusvirginiana; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1042806; recordedBy: J.H.Skevington, M.M. Locke; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; otherCatalogNumbers: JSM11212; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Algonquin Provincial Park, Opeongo Road ; decimalLatitude: 45.625911; decimalLongitude: -78.350753; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/03/2018; year: 2018; month: 6; day: 3; verbatimEventDate: 3.vi.2018; habitat: on flowers of Prunusvirginiana; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1185344; recordedBy: A.L. Melander; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Washington; locality: ValleyFord ; decimalLatitude: 47.535775; decimalLongitude: -117.238994; Identification: identifiedBy: F.C. Thompson; Event: eventDate: 05/17/1924; year: 1924; month: 5; day: 17; verbatimEventDate: 17.v.1924; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1185345; recordedBy: O. Bryant; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: Kamloops ; decimalLatitude: 50.674234; decimalLongitude: -120.299615; Identification: identifiedBy: F.C. Thompson; Event: eventDate: 05/01/1932; year: 1932; month: 5; day: 1; verbatimEventDate: 1.v.1932; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CAS; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1185346; recordedBy: V. Argo; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Washington; locality: Walla Walla ; decimalLatitude: 46.069657; decimalLongitude: -118.356384; Identification: identifiedBy: F.C. Thompson; Event: eventDate: 04/12/1924; year: 1924; month: 4; day: 12; verbatimEventDate: 12.iv.1924; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1185347; recordedBy: V. Argo; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; otherCatalogNumbers: USNMENT01518169; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Washington; locality: Asotin ; decimalLatitude: 46.341789; decimalLongitude: -117.055822; Identification: identifiedBy: F.C. Thompson; Event: eventDate: 04/06/1924; year: 1924; month: 4; day: 6; verbatimEventDate: 6.iv.1924; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1185348; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Utah; locality: Cache Co., Logan Canyon, Twin Creek ; decimalLatitude: 41.867666; decimalLongitude: -111.594781; Identification: identifiedBy: F.C. Thompson; Event: eventDate: 1979-06-12/21; startDayOfYear: 163; endDayOfYear: 172; year: 1979; month: 6; day: 12; verbatimEventDate: 12-21.vi.1979; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera101644; recordedBy: Dbell,M.Wood; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Maynooth, Hastings County ; decimalLatitude: 45.230639; decimalLongitude: -77.938375; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/10/1987; year: 1987; month: 5; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10.v.1987; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera106863; recordedBy: D. Bell, M. Wood; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Maynooth, Hastings County ; decimalLatitude: 45.230639; decimalLongitude: -77.938375; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/10/1987; year: 1987; month: 5; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10.v.1987; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera107450; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Alaska; locality: 11 Miles South Anderson Junction, Mile 270 Rte 3 ; decimalLatitude: 64.165328; decimalLongitude: -149.287278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-06/08-23/11; startDayOfYear: 174; endDayOfYear: 224; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 23; verbatimEventDate: 23.vi.-11.viii.1984; habitat: Alnus Populus-Picea; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera107451; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Alaska; locality: 11 Miles South Anderson Junction, Mile 270 Rte 3 ; decimalLatitude: 64.165328; decimalLongitude: -149.287278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-06/08-23/11; startDayOfYear: 174; endDayOfYear: 224; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 23; verbatimEventDate: 23.vi.-11.viii.1984; habitat: Alnus Populus-Picea; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera107454; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Alaska; locality: 11 Miles South Anderson Junction, Mile 270 Rte 3 ; decimalLatitude: 64.165328; decimalLongitude: -149.287278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-06/08-23/11; startDayOfYear: 174; endDayOfYear: 224; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 23; verbatimEventDate: 23.vi.-11.viii.1984; habitat: Alnus Populus-Picea; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera107456; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Alaska; locality: 11 Miles South Anderson Junction, Mile 270 Rte 3 ; decimalLatitude: 64.165328; decimalLongitude: -149.287278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-06/08-23/11; startDayOfYear: 174; endDayOfYear: 224; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 23; verbatimEventDate: 23.vi.-11.viii.1984; habitat: Alnus Populus-Picea; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera243273; recordedBy: B.J. Sinclair; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Ottawa, Marlborough Forest Rideau Trail ; decimalLatitude: 45.05; decimalLongitude: -75.816667; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/25/2011; year: 2011; month: 5; day: 25; verbatimEventDate: 25.v.2011; habitat: near Rogers Pond; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37403; recordedBy: M.B. Dunn; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Quebec; locality: Laniel ; decimalLatitude: 47.033333; decimalLongitude: -79.266667; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/10/1931; year: 1931; month: 6; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10.vi.1931; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37420; recordedBy: J.F. McAlpine; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Maynooth ; decimalLatitude: 45.233333; decimalLongitude: -77.95; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/18/1953; year: 1953; month: 6; day: 18; verbatimEventDate: 18.vi.1953; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37461; recordedBy: J.F. McAlpine; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Quebec; locality: Duncan Lake, near Rupert ; decimalLatitude: 45.681389; decimalLongitude: -76.050278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/14/1969; year: 1969; month: 6; day: 14; verbatimEventDate: 14.vi.1969; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37465; recordedBy: R.E. Leech; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: Liard Hot Springs, Mi. 496 Alaska Hwy ; minimumElevationInMeters: 457; decimalLatitude: 59.425992; decimalLongitude: -126.0964; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 07/09/1959; year: 1959; month: 7; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vii.1959; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37547; recordedBy: R.E. Leech; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: Liard Hot Springs, Mi. 496 Alaska Hwy ; minimumElevationInMeters: 457; decimalLatitude: 59.425992; decimalLongitude: -126.0964; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 07/09/1959; year: 1959; month: 7; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vii.1959; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37548; recordedBy: J.R. Vockeroth; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Alberta; locality: Edmonton ; decimalLatitude: 53.540942; decimalLongitude: -113.4937; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/15/1948; year: 1948; month: 6; day: 15; verbatimEventDate: 15.vi.1948; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37549; recordedBy: C.H. Curran; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Mer Bleue Ottawa ; decimalLatitude: 45.4; decimalLongitude: -75.5; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/31/1923; year: 1923; month: 5; day: 31; verbatimEventDate: 31.v.1923; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37550; recordedBy: C.H. Curran; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Ottawa ; decimalLatitude: 45.423; decimalLongitude: -75.698; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/02/1927; year: 1927; month: 6; day: 2; verbatimEventDate: 2.vi.1927; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37551; recordedBy: J.M. Cumming; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Ottawa nr. Uplands Airport ; decimalLatitude: 45.333333; decimalLongitude: -75.583333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/29/1990; year: 1990; month: 5; day: 29; verbatimEventDate: 29.v.1990; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37555; recordedBy: R.D. Bird; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Manitoba; locality: Aweme ; decimalLatitude: 49.708531; decimalLongitude: -99.602758; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/09/1925; year: 1925; month: 6; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vi.1925; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37556; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Nova Scotia; locality: Kentville ; decimalLatitude: 45.066667; decimalLongitude: -64.483333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/09/1915; year: 1915; month: 6; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vi.1915; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37559; recordedBy: E.D.A. Dyer; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: Hixon ; decimalLatitude: 53.420261; decimalLongitude: -122.585961; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/07/1966; year: 1966; month: 6; day: 7; verbatimEventDate: 7.vi.1966; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37560; recordedBy: E.D.A. Dyer; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: Hixon ; decimalLatitude: 53.420261; decimalLongitude: -122.585961; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/23/1966; year: 1966; month: 6; day: 23; verbatimEventDate: 23.vi.1966; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37561; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Alaska; locality: Rte. 3, mi. 270 11 mi. S Anderson ; decimalLatitude: 64.165328; decimalLongitude: -149.287278; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-06/08-22/11; startDayOfYear: 173; endDayOfYear: 224; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 22; verbatimEventDate: 22.vi.-11.viii.1984; habitat: Alder-Poplar-Spruce; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37566; recordedBy: D.M. Wood; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: St. Williams; Norfolk ; decimalLatitude: 42.666667; decimalLongitude: -80.4; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/19/1970; year: 1970; month: 5; day: 19; verbatimEventDate: 19.v.1970; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37580; recordedBy: A.R. Brooks; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Alberta; locality: Vallyview ; decimalLatitude: 55.068678; decimalLongitude: -117.269575; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/04/1961; year: 1961; month: 6; day: 4; verbatimEventDate: 4.vi.1961; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37581; recordedBy: J.R. Vockeroth; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Constance L. South March ; decimalLatitude: 45.401397; decimalLongitude: -75.979717; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/16/1965; year: 1965; month: 6; day: 16; verbatimEventDate: 16.vi.1965; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37582; recordedBy: S.M. Clark; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: One Sided Lake ; decimalLatitude: 49.05; decimalLongitude: -93.883333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/20/1960; year: 1960; month: 6; day: 20; verbatimEventDate: 20.vi.1960; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37583; recordedBy: J.G. Chillcott; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Port Severn, 3 mi[les] N. ; decimalLatitude: 44.8; decimalLongitude: -79.716667; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 05/27/1959; year: 1959; month: 5; day: 27; verbatimEventDate: 27.v.1959; habitat: black spruce bog; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera37585; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Maryland; locality: Laurel ; decimalLatitude: 39.083333; decimalLongitude: -76.833333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 05/25/1965; year: 1965; month: 5; day: 25; verbatimEventDate: 25.v.1965; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera60558; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: 14 km East of Coal River ; decimalLatitude: 59.649875; decimalLongitude: -126.683892; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 1984-06/09-14/03; startDayOfYear: 166; endDayOfYear: 247; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 14; verbatimEventDate: 14.vi.-3.ix.1984; habitat: Picea-Alnus forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera60559; recordedBy: S. & J. Peck; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: British Columbia; locality: 14 km East of Coal River ; decimalLatitude: 59.649875; decimalLongitude: -126.683892; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 1984-06/09-14/03; startDayOfYear: 166; endDayOfYear: 247; year: 1984; month: 6; day: 14; verbatimEventDate: 14.vi.-3.ix.1984; habitat: Picea-Alnus forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera94649; recordedBy: J.R. Vockeroth; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: New Hampshire; locality: Lancaster, Mount Prospect ; minimumElevationInMeters: 625; decimalLatitude: 44.449317; decimalLongitude: -71.570889; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/19/1982; year: 1982; month: 6; day: 19; verbatimEventDate: 19.vi.1982; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera95516; recordedBy: B. Gallaway; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Manitoba; locality: 2 miles North East of Treebank along Souris River ; decimalLatitude: 49.666667; decimalLongitude: -99.633333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/09/1993; year: 1993; month: 6; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vi.1993; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera95517; recordedBy: B. Gallaway; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Manitoba; locality: 2 miles North East of Treebank along Souris River ; decimalLatitude: 49.666667; decimalLongitude: -99.633333; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: eventDate: 06/09/1993; year: 1993; month: 6; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vi.1993; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera96849; recordedBy: J.R. Vockeroth; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Brachyopacaesariata Moran and Skevington; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Brachyopa; specificEpithet: caesariata; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Moran and Skevington; vernacularName: Plain-winged Sapeater; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: Canada; stateProvince: Ontario; locality: Orleans, Chapel Hill ; decimalLatitude: 45.466667; decimalLongitude: -75.516667; Identification: identifiedBy: K. Moran; Event: samplingProtocol: sweeping; eventDate: 06/21/1995; year: 1995; month: 6; day: 21; verbatimEventDate: 21.vi.1995; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps  

Description

Size: Body length 5.2 to 7.9 mm; wing length 4.7 to 6.2 mm

Male: Head: Yellow to orange; face concave, covered in white pollen and bare, lower face projecting forwards along the oral margin; gena pale pilose, shiny anteriorly and gold pollinose posteriorly; frontal triangle shiny, bare except for gold pollinosity narrowly along eye margin; vertex yellow, bare and gold pollinose, except ocellar triangle pale pilose; occiput gold pollinose, pale pilose with some short black setae on dorsal ¼; antenna wholly yellow to orange, scape and pedicel with short, pale pile, pedicel about as long as scape, postpedicel oval, about as long as wide, with distinct sensory pit on inner surface, arista pubescent but not plumose; eye bare, broadly holoptic.

Thorax: Mesonotum yellow to orange, pale, black or mixed pale and black pilose and gold pollinose except for two medial, bare stripes starting at anterior edge and running about three-fourths the length of mesonotum and four bare vittae, two before transverse suture and two after; scutellum yellow to orange, pale, black or mixed pale and black pilose, with macrosetae; subscutellar fringe absent; postpronotum yellow to orange, pale pilose and white pollinose; postalar callus yellow, pale pilose and shiny; pleuron yellow, sparsely white pollinose; anterior anepisternum, katepimeron and meron bare; posterior anepisternum and anepimeron pale pilose; katepisternum bare on dorsal half; metasternum yellow, sparsely white pollinose, bare; legs yellow, except 4th and 5th pro- and mesotarsomeres, as well as metatibia and tarsomeres black; meso- and metacoxae sparsely white pollinose; femora pale pilose except meso- and metafemur with black setae ventrally; tibia and tarsi mixed pale and black pilose; wing entirely densely microtrichose; halter yellow; calypter white.

Abdomen: Oval, yellow to brown, pale pilose except tergites 2-4 black pilose medially, shiny.

Genitalia: Epandrium subquadrate, longer than wide, narrows slightly dorsally; cercus with laterally compressed, oval sclerotised outer portion covered in long pile and membranous inner portion; surstylus short, with well separated dorsal and ventral lobes, dorsal lobe short, ventrally compressed, ventral lobe large, laterally compressed, rounded and elongate, dorsal lobe densely setose on posterior half of inner surface and the posterior rim of the outer surface, ventral lobe with sparse row of pile on posterior rim; subepandrial sclerite divided with one arm off of each surstylus, joined only where it articulates with hypandrium; ejaculatory apodeme tiny, asymmetrical with distal end slightly broadened; sperm pump inside the proximal end of the hyprandrium; hypandrium narrow and elongated, rounded basally, ventrally with grooves mediobasally; postgonite rectangular; phallus stubby and short.

Female: Similar to male except completely golden pollinose on frons between eyes in addition to normal sexual dimorphism.

See Fig. 5.

Diagnosis

Katepisternum usually bare on dorsal half, rarely with 1-2 hairs. Mesonotum yellow in colour. Never with wing spots. Arista pubescent. Abdomen and legs extensively yellow.

Etymology

The name is from the Latin caesariatus, meaning covered with hair, with reference to the pilose arista.

Distribution

This species is found from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, north to Alaska and south to Utah in the west and Maryland in the east.

Ecology

This uncommon species can be found flying from mid-May to late July but may be found as early as the beginning of March in the southwest. Specimens have been collected from Heracleum   and Rubus   plants and from black spruce bog and Alder-Poplar-Spruce forest habitats.

Taxon discussion

This species is part of the B. punctipennis   Curran 1925 complex of five species. Skevington et al. (2019) incorrectly states that the name for this group is the B. perplexa   Curran 1922 complex. Brachyopa punctipennis   s.s. is restricted to the Western US as are three additional undescribed species in the complex. Like other species in this complex, Brachyopa caesariata   is found in the Western US; however it is the only species whose range also extends to the Eastern US. Data for three of the five undescribed species in this complex are available in BOLD. Brachyopa punctipennis   s.s. has not yet been sequenced. DNA sequences available for B. caesariata   are listed in (Table 2).

Common Name

The common name given to the species by Skevington et al. (2019) is Plain-winged Sapeater.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Brachyopa