Philornis pici ( Macquart, 1854 ), Macquart, 1854

Couri, Márcia S., Antoniazzi, Leandro R., Beldomenico, Pablo & Quiroga, Martin, 2009, Argentine Philornis Meinert species (Diptera: Muscidae) with synonymic notes, Zootaxa 2261, pp. 52-62: 57

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.190768

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B2F612-190E-0C78-40C3-FA47FE0D2F45

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scientific name

Philornis pici ( Macquart, 1854 )
status

 

Philornis pici ( Macquart, 1854)  

Aricia pici Macquart, 1854: 659   . Syntypes male lost (formerly in MNHN or MHNL). Type locality: Dominican Republic, “St-Domingue.

As stated in “Historical data, the records of this species from Argentina are based on speculation ( Bezzi 1922) or on doubtful identifications ( Shannon & Del Ponte 1926; Nores 1995).

Garcia’s (1952) description of P. pici   , based on five males, four from Tucumán and one from Santa Fe (all lost), is sufficiently vague that it cannot be accepted as a reliable record of P. pici   from Argentina, and hence the species is doubtfully recorded from Argentina. None of the specimens examined in the present study correspond to P. pici   .

The following diagnosis, based on Macquart’s (1854) original description and on Aldrich (1923), could help a further identification: length of male 12mm; male eyes contiguous; antenna and palpus yellow; scutum bluish-brown with greyish pollinosity and with four brown vittae; legs yellow; wing clear, abdomen bluishbrown with tergite 1 + 2 and basal half of tergite 3 yellow. Puparium light brown; with large stigmatal plates, spiracles in a deep concavity, smooth inside; spiracular slits very sinuous (Figure 5 of Aldrich 1923). Macquart (1854: 659) described a cocoon “fait de gros filaments blancs et poreux and gave an illustration of the adult male (Pl. 20. No II).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

MHNL

Musee Guimet d'Histoire Naturelle de Lyon

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Philornis

Loc

Philornis pici ( Macquart, 1854 )

Couri, Márcia S., Antoniazzi, Leandro R., Beldomenico, Pablo & Quiroga, Martin 2009
2009
Loc

Aricia pici

Macquart 1854: 659
1854