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Lamas C.J.E.,University of Sao Paulo | Evenhuis N.L.,nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

Bombyliidae is one of the largest Diptera families with more than 4,500 recognized species worldwide. Their species vary from robust to thin, and may be small to large (2-20mm) and looks like bees or wasps. They also present great variation in color. Adults can often be seen either resting and sunning themselves on trails, rocks or twigs or feeding on flowering plants as they are nectar feeders. All reared bee flies are predators or parasitoids of arthropods. The Colombian fauna of bombyliids comprises at the moment 22 species, and 12 genera, of which, six are endemic species. Nonetheless, this number may be much higher, as Colombia is a megadiverse country and there are not many specimens of this family deposited in collections all over the world. Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press.


Samuelson G.A.,nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

The monotypic genus Taophila Heller is further characterized, with a redescription and lectotype designation of its type species, T. subsericea Heller. This review includes two recently described species (T. mantillerii Jolivet et al. and T. nigrans Jolivet et al.), along with nine additional species proposed as new (T. cancellata, n. sp., T. corvi, n. sp., T. deimos, n. sp., T. hydrae, n. sp., T. joliveti, n. sp., T. mars, n. sp., T. millei, n. sp., T. sagittarii, n. sp., and T. scorpii, n. sp.). All species are keyed; many are illustrated. Copyright © 2010. Magnolia Press.


Evenhuis N.L.,nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology | O'Hara J.E.,Agriculture and Agri Food Canada | Pape T.,Universitetsparken 15 | Pont A.C.,University of Oxford
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

This is the first in a series of rigorous nomenclatural studies of selected Diptera workers, undertaken as part of the Bio- systematic Database of World Diptera (BDWD). A total of 566 genus-group names of Diptera proposed by A.-J.-B. Robineau-Desvoidy are listed, each with all originally included nominal species, method of typification, current taxonomic status, and emendations. A detailed biography of Robineau-Desvoidy is given with discussion of his works and his relationships with contemporaries. In addition, an index to all the species-group names of Diptera proposed by Robineau- Desvoidy (3,204) is given with bibliographic reference to each original citation. Appended to this study are a full bibliography of Robineau-Desvoidy's works, a list of collectors on which Robineau-Desvoidy based his Diptera studies, a list of collecting localities mentioned in his Diptera works, and a reproduction of the little-known but valuable 1826 Blain- ville Rapport of Robineau-Desvoidy's 1830 Essai sur les Myodaires. Type species are designated for the following genus-group names: Dasyphora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Muscidae]; Dyctia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Sciomyzidae]; Fimetia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Sphaeroceridae]; and Hae- matobia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Muscidae]. Acting as First Reviser of multiple original spellings, the following are selected as correct original spellings for genus-group names: Arisbaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Carbonia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Elbaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Eversmania Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Faedoria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Fairmairia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1853 [Conopidae]; Gymnodia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Muscidae]; Lylibaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Phaenicia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Calli- phoridae]; Solieria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849 [Tachinidae]; and Stephensia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; and for species-group names: Cyzenis haemisphaerica Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]. Earlier or corrected type-species designations are given for the following genus-group names: Elpigia Robineau- Desvoidy, 1863 [Sarcophagidae]; Erigone Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae]; Kirbya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae]; Lilaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae]; Meckelia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Ulidiidae]; Melinda Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Calliphoridae]; Misellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Sarcophagidae]; Myophora Robineau- Desvoidy, 1830 [Sarcophagidae]; Myoris Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Ulidiidae]; Odinia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Odiniidae]; Phoraea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Anthomyiidae]; Rhinia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Rhiniidae]; Rhino- phora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Rhinophoridae]; Sabethes Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827 [Culicidae]; Salticella Robineau- Desvoidy, 1830 [Sciomyzidae]; and Urellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tephritidae]. The following new synonymies are proposed as junior synonyms under their respective valid genus-group names: under Acemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Acemyia Schiner, 1861, n. syn.; under Aplomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Aplomyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Billaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Nicea Marschall, 1873, n. syn.; under Bohemania Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Bohemannia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Botanophila Lioy, 1864 [Anthomyiidae] is Aegeria Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Campylocheta Rondani, 1859 [Tachinidae] is Goedartia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Cephenemyia Latreille, 1818 [Oestridae] is Cephenemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, n. syn.; under Chrysomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Calliphoridae] is Chry- somyia Macquart, 1835, n. syn.; under Chyromya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Chyromyidae] is Chyromyia Schiner, 1864, n. syn.; under Cistogaster Latreille, 1829 [Tachinidae] is Palassa Lioy, 1864, n. syn.; under Clairvillia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Phaniomyia Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889, n. syn.; under Conops irritans Linnaeus, 1758 [Muscidae] is Haematobia ferox Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, n. syn.; under Cylidria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Sciomyzidae] is Cylindria Hendel, 1900, n. syn.; under Dinera Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Myiocera Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889, n. syn.; under Dufouria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Silbermannia Marschall, 1873, n. syn.; under Dumerillia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] are Dumerilia Duponchel in d'Orbigny, 1844, n. syn., Dumerilia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Elodia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Westwoodia Herting, 1974, n. syn.; under Elomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Helomyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Elophoria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Helophoria Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Eriothrix Meigen, 1803 [Tachinidae] is Oliviera Lioy, 1864, n. syn.; under Estheria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Myiostoma Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889, n. syn.; under Eurithia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1844 [Tachinidae] is Eurythia Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889, n. syn.; under Eurysthaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Euristhaea Marschall, 1873, n. syn.; under Fannia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Fanniidae] is Philintha Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Freraea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Frerea Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Gimmenthalia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Gimmer- thalia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Gonia Meigen, 1803 [Tachinidae] are Pissemyia Schiner, 1861, n. syn., Redia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Haematobia Le Peletier & Serville, 1828 [Muscidae] are Haematobia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, n. syn., Hoematobia Bigot, 1892, n. syn.; under Hermya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Hermyia Verrall in Scudder, 1882, n. syn.; under Hydrotaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Muscidae] is Ophira Bigot, 1892, n. syn.; under Hydromya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Sciomyzidae] is Hydromyia Curtis, 1837, n. syn.; under Hylemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Anthomyiidae] is Hylemia Marie, 1930, n. syn.; under Leiophora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Liophora Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Linnaemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Lin- naemyia Aldrich, 1905, n. syn.; under Loevia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Loewia Herting, 1974, n. syn.; underMacromya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Macromyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; underMegarhinus Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827 [Culicidae] is Megarhina Osten Sacken, 1881, n. syn.; under Minettia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Lauxaniidae] is Terennia Schiner, 1868, n. syn.; under Musca Linnaeus, 1758 [Muscidae] are Plaxemyia Schiner, 1861, n. syn., Byomyia Williston, 1908, n. syn.; under Oestrus Linnaeus, 1758 [Oestridae] is Cephalemya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, n. syn.; under Oswaldia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 [Tachinidae] is Edomyia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Otites Latreille, 1804 [Otitidae] is Meckelia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, n. syn.; under Palpomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Platystomatidae] is Palpomyia Macquart, 1835, n. syn.; under Pegomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Anthomyiidae] is Pegomyia Curtis, 1837, n. syn.; under Phaonia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Muscidae] are Fellea Agassiz, 1846, n. syn., Euphemyia Lioy, 1864, n. syn.; under Phasia Latreille, 1804 [Tachinidae] is Allophora Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Phryxe Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Erinnia Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Phyllomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] is Phyllomyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Polystodes Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 is Polistodes Speiser, 1915, n. syn.; under Pyrellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Muscidae] is Pyrelia Am Stein, 1857, n. syn.; under Rhinomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] are Rhinomyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn., Rhynomyia Schiner, 1861, n. syn.; under Rhyncomya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Rhiniidae] is Rhynchomyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Rivellia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Platystomatidae] is Revellia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn.; under Sarcophaga Meigen, 1826 [Sarcophagidae] is Myiophora Bezzi & Stein, 1907, n. syn.; under Solieria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849 [Tachinidae] is Myiobia Mik, 1890, n. syn.; under Strauzia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tephritidae] is Straxissia Verrall in Scudder, 1882, n. syn.; under Tachina Meigen, 1803 [Tachinidae] is Servilia Am Stein, 1857, n. syn.; under Taxigramma Perris, 1852 [Sarcophagidae] is Misella Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1893, n. syn.; under Thecophora Rondani, 1845 [Conopidae] is Occemyia Schiner, 1861, n. syn.; under Uramya Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tachinidae] are Uramyia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn., Uromyia Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1893, n. syn.; under Xyphosia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Tephritidae] is Xiphosia Agassiz, 1846, n. syn. New combinations resulting from research conducted here include: Paracalobata ephippium (Fabricius, 1794), n. comb.; Paracalobata octoannulata (Strobl, 1899), n. comb. [Micropezidae]. Additionally, Gymnodia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 is treated as a valid senior synonym of Brontaea Kowarz, 1873, n. status [Muscidae]; Lyciella Collin, 1948, n. status, is treated as an invalid junior synonym of the valid name Meio- simyza Hendel, 1925, n. status [Lauxaniidae]. Reversal of precedence is invoked for four cases of subjective synonymy to promote stability in nomenclature: Thri- cops Rondani, 1856, nomen protectiun and Phyllis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, nomen oblitum [in Muscidae]; Musca halterata Panzer, 1798, nomen protectum and Musca nigrita Scopoli, 1763, nomen oblitum [in Sarcophagidae]; Tachina moerens Meigen, 1830, nomen protectum and Kirbya vernalis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, nomen oblitum [in Tachinidae]; Trypeta longipennis Wiedemann, 1830, nomen protectum and Struzia inermis Robinea-Desvoidy 1830, nomen oblitum [Tephritidae]. Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Press.


New mythicomyiids from Baltic and Rovno amber are described and illustrated herein including one new genus: Riga, n. gen.; and five new species: Glabellula aggregata Evenhuis, n. sp., Glabellula perkovskyi Evenhuis, n. sp., Riga toni Even-huis, n. sp., Carmenelectra shehuggme Evenhuis, n. sp. and Carmenelectra pernigra Evenhuis, n. sp. The genus Riga is very closely related to the extant genus Reissa, which is known from a single species in the Canary Islands. A key to the seven Tertiary species of Glabellula is given. Notes are given clarifying the synonymy of Glabellula; and acting as First Reviser, Mythicomyia dominicana Evenhuis is selected as a correct original spelling. With the description of the new species in this study, the Tertiary fauna of Mythicomyiidae is now 17 species in 8 genera known from Baltic, Saxon, Bitterfeld, French, Rovno (all Eocene), and Dominican (Miocene) ambers. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press.


The authorship and date of publication of Oestrus rhinocerontis is corrected from the Rev. F.W. Hope in 1840 to Sir Richard Owen in 1830. A list of new names proposed in Owen (1830) is given, many of which are earlier than published elsewhere and have been missed by previous workers. Additionally, the name Gyrostigma rhinocerontis bicornis Brauer is shown to be an available name dating from Brauer (1896). Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.


Evenhuis N.L.,nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

A brief biography of François Louis Comte de Castelnau is presented, correcting his birthdate and surname, and the ulti-mate fate of his original personal collection of insects and other natural history material is discussed. Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.


The history of the Exploration Scientifique de l'Algérie and the publication of its results are given. The contents of the plates and text for the livraisons of the 3-volume set of Pierre Hippolyte Lucas's Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés are researched and dates of publication proposed, with annotations given on the composition of text and plates of each livraison, including notice of the dating of plates of birds, fish, reptiles, and mammals, the new names therein which predate their publication in text in some cases as much as 20 years later. An index to all taxa proposed as new in this work is presented giving the earliest known date of publication for each name. © 2012 Magnolia Press.


Evenhuis N.L.,nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

Nomenclatural notes are presented for a few Diptera genus-group names of P.A. Latreille. Gonypes Latreille [Asilidae] is found to be available from 1804 and not 1805 with no change in type species designation. Molobrus Latreille [Sciaridae] is found to be available from 1804 and not 1805, and its type species, Tipula thomae Linnaeus, 1767 is fixed by invoking Article 70.3 of the ICZN Code, which maintains its junior synonymy under Sciara Meigen, 1803. Oligotrophus Latreille [Cecidomyiidae] is found to be available from 1804 and not 1805 with no change in type species designation. The earliest valid subsequent type designation from originally included species was found for Pangonius Latreille [Tabanidae] to be Tabanus proboscideus Fabricius, 1794 by Ersch & Gruber in 1838. Voluccella Fabricius, 1794 is deemed to be an available name (not an incorrect subsequent spelling of Volucella Geoffroy, 1762) and thus has priority over Usia Latreille, 1802. In order to maintain stability of nomenclature and prevailing usage, reversal of precedence is invoked (ICZN Code Article 23.9.2) and Usia Latreille is conserved as a nomen protectum and Voluccella Fabricius, 1794 is treated as a nomen oblitum. Copyright © 2012 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Type: | Journal: ZooKeys | Year: 2016

The genus Acronymolpus is proposed as new. It is represented by four new species, all of which are endemic to New Caledonia. Proposed are: Acronymolpus joliveti sp. n. (type species), Acronymolpus gressitti sp. n., Acronymolpus meteorus sp. n., and Acronymolpus turbo sp. n.


PubMed | University of Sao Paulo and nsley Gressitt Center For Research In Entomology
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2016

Bombyliidae is one of the largest Diptera families with more than 4,500 recognized species worldwide. Their species vary from robust to thin, and may be small to large (2-20mm) and looks like bees or wasps. They also present great variation in color. Adults can often be seen either resting and sunning themselves on trails, rocks or twigs or feeding on flowering plants as they are nectar feeders. All reared bee flies are predators or parasitoids of arthropods. The Colombian fauna of bombyliids comprises at the moment 22 species, and 12 genera, of which, six are endemic species. Nonetheless, this number may be much higher, as Colombia is a megadiverse country and there are not many specimens of this family deposited in collections all over the world.

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