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The 70 species of Platycheirus (including Carposcalis, Pyrophaena, and much of Melanostoma of North American authors) occurring in the Nearctic Region north of Mexico are revised. Twenty-three species are described as new and new names are proposed for two species. Eighteen new synonyms and 14 new combinations are proposed; one variety name is given specific status. Six palaearctic species are recorded from North America for the first time, and one nearctic species from Europe, for a total of 23 holarctic species.


Les soixante-dix espèces de Platycheirus (incluant Carposcalis, Pyrophaena et la plupart des Melanostoma des auteurs de l’Amérique du nord) se retrouvant dans la région néarctique au nord de Mexico sont revisées. Vingt-trois nouvelles espèces sont décrites et pour deux espèces, de nouveaux noms sont proposés. Dix-huit nouveaux synonymes et 14 nouvelles combinaisons sont proposés; un nom de variété reçoit un statut spécifique. Six espèces paléarctiques sont rapportées pour la première fois en Amérique du Nord de même qu’une espèce néarctique européenne, soit un total de 23 espèces holarctiques.

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