Linnaean species of Conops (Diptera: Conopidae, Muscidae, Sciomyzidae, Syrphidae, & Tachinidae), with designations of lectotypes

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:C. F. Thompson
Journal:Entomological News

C. Linnaeus described 13 species in the genus Conops, which are now placed in the families Conopidae, Muscidae, Sciomyzidae, Syrphidae and Tachinidae. A study is presented of the types and other material of these species in his collection. Lectotypes are designated for 10 names (C. vesicularis, C. macrocephala, C. aculeata, C. flavipes, C. ferruginea, C. petiolata, C. atomaria, C. testacea, C. buccata, C. subcoleoptrata). Three new synonyms (C. macrocephala syn. nov. = Physocephala nigra (Conopidae); C. petiolata syn. nov. = P. rufipes (Conopidae); C. testacea syn. nov. = Myopa extricata (Conopidae)) and one new combination (C. atomaria = Euthycera atomaria comb. nov. (Sciomyzidae)) are proposed. [See also Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 15: 165-175 (1981); Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington, 10: 150-165 (1982)].

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