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Revision of the genus Rhinoprosopa (Diptera: Syrphidae)

  • Ximo Mengual (a1)

The New World flower fly genus Rhinoprosopa Hull, 1942 (Diptera: Syrphidae) is revised and two new species are described: R. hulli Mengual, new species (Costa Rica) and R. zophina Mengual, new species (Costa Rica). Diagnoses, illustrations, synonymies, and distributional data are given for all known species. An identification key to all seven species is also provided.

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F.M. Hull 1937. New species of exotic syrphid flies. Psyche, 44: 1232.

F.M. Hull 1947. Some American syrphid flies. Psyche, 54: 230240.

F.M. Hull 1949b. The morphology and inter-relationship of the genera of syrphid flies, recent and fossil. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 26: 257408. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1949.tb00224.x.

K. Kertész 1910. Catalogus dipterorum hucusque descriptorum. Volume 7. Museum Nationale Hungaricum, Budapest, Hungary.

X. Mengual , G. Ståhls , and S. Rojo 2008a. First phylogeny of predatory hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae, Syphinae) using mitochondrial COI and nuclear 28 S rRNA genes: conflict and congruence with the current tribal classification. Cladistics, 24: 543562. doi:10.1111/j.1096-0031.2008.00200.x.

X. Mengual , G. Ståhls , and S. Rojo 2008b. Molecular phylogeny of Allograpta (Diptera, Syrphidae) reveals diversity of lineages and non-monophyly of phytophagous taxa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49: 715727. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.09.011.

X. Mengual , G. Ståhls , and S. Rojo 2012. Is the mega-diverse genus Ocyptamus (Diptera, Syrphidae) monophyletic? Evidence from molecular characters including the secondary structure of 28 S rRNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62: 191205. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.09.014.

A.L. Montoya , S.P. Pérez , and M. Wolff 2012. The diversity of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Colombia and their Neotropical distribution. Neotropical Entomology, 41: 4656. doi:10.1007/s13744-012-0018-z.

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The Canadian Entomologist
  • ISSN: 0008-347X
  • EISSN: 1918-3240
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