A taxonomic review of the Palpada ruficeps species group, with the description of a new flower fly from Colombia (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:X. Mengual, F. Thompson C.
Keywords:Palpada, Palpada (Trichopalpada), Palpada (Trichopalpada) prietorum Mengual

A new species of flower flies, Palpada prietorum Mengual spec. nov. (Diptera: Syrphidae: Eristalinae) is described fromCali, Colombia. The new species belongs to the ruficeps subgroup in the vinetorum species group. An identification keyis provided for the species of the ruficeps subgroup, as well as a comparison of morphological diagnostic characters toseparate these taxa. Fragments of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene, the D2-3 region of thenuclear 28S rRNA gene and the nuclear internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) are supplied for two species, Palpada prietorumspec. nov. and Palpada ruficeps (Macquart, 1842).

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