Psilochaeta chalybea ( Wiedemann, 1830 ), Wiedemann, 1830

Patitucci, Luciano Damián, Mulieri, Pablo Ricardo, Olea, Maria Sofia & Mariluis, Juan Carlos, 2013, Muscidae (Insecta: Diptera) of Argentina: revision of Buenos Aires province fauna, with a pictorial key to species, Zootaxa 3702 (4), pp. 301-347: 322

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scientific name

Psilochaeta chalybea ( Wiedemann, 1830 )
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Psilochaeta chalybea ( Wiedemann, 1830)  

( Figs. 15 View FIGURE 15 , 45 View FIGURES 42 – 47 )

Anthomyia chalybea Wiedemann, 1830: 428   Ophyra coerulea Macquart, 1843: 322  

Anthomyia cutilia Walker, 1849: 954  

Ophyra hirtula Bigot, 1885: 303  

Phyronota portensis Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926: 577  

Lectotype designation of Phyronota portensis   . Shannon & Del Ponte (1926) described Phyronota portensis   from four females and seven males (syntypes) from Buenos Aires province, Argentina   . The authors referred to "Adrogué, BA [Buenos Aires]" as type locality and pointed out that some specimens were captured “in copula” on September 12, 1926 by Dr. Eduardo Del Ponte. We located one male in ANLIS and three males in USNM. One male syntype is hereby designated lectotype of Phyronota portensis Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926   . Lectotype male ( ANLIS): in good condition, pinned, labels: “E. Del Ponte Coll [printed] / ♂ En copula [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame; “Adrogue (B A) [printed] / 12.9. 26 [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame; “ Lectotype / Phyronota portensis   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed]. Paralectotypes in good condition ( USNM): two males, pinned, labels: “E. Del Ponte Coll [printed]” on white paper, black frame; “Adrogue (B A) [printed] / 12.9. 26 [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame; “ Paralectotype / Phyronota portensis   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed]. One male, pinned, in good conditions, labels: “E. Del Ponte Coll [printed]” on white paper, black frame; “Adrogue (B A) [printed] / 12.9. 26 [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame; “ Phyronota   / portensis   / S & D P.” handwritten on white paper, “ Paralectotype / Phyronota portensis   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed].

Other material examined. ARGENTINA   : BUENOS AIRES: 1 female, San Isidro, 25 -VIII- 1926, Shannon leg. ( ANLIS); 1 male, Adrogué, 9 -XII- 1926, Del Ponte leg. ( ANLIS); 1 female, Burzaco, IV- 2002, Mulieri leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Burzaco, VIII- 2002, Mulieri leg. ( MACN); 2 females, Buenos Aires, XI- 1975, Mariluis leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Capital Federal, VIII- 2007, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Morón, X- 1983, Ibarra leg. ( ANLIS); 42 females, 63 males, Santa Clara del Mar, XI- 2007, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 3 females, Sierra de los Padres, Laguna “La Brava” XI- 2007, Patitucci leg. ( MACN). CÓRDOBA: 1 female, 3 males, Huerta Grande, X- 2008, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 1 male, Villa Allende, Córdoba capital, VI- 1982, Avalos leg. ( ANLIS). MENDOZA: 1 male, Mendoza capital, II- 1934, Blanchard leg. ( MLP); 2 females, Mendoza capital, 24 -V- 2007, Aballay leg. (IADIZA). SAN JUAN: 1 male, Calingasta, 11 -I- 1939 ( MLP).

Distribution in Argentina   ( Fig. 45 View FIGURES 42 – 47 ): Buenos Aires; Córdoba (new record); Mendoza; Neuquén; Río Negro; San Juan (new record).

References for Argentina   . Carvalho (1989); Karl (1935); Malloch (1934); Rondani (1866); Shannon & Del Ponte (1926); Wulp (1883).

Remarks. Psilochaeta chalybea   was redescribed by Carvalho (1989), and presents a significant morphological similarity with Psilochaeta violescens (Dodge)   , endemic to Chile. This similarity is observed in their metallic coloration and terminalia morphology.

Biology. This species is associated with human envirounment ( Figueroa-Roa & Linhares 2004). The specimens captured by authors were collected on decaying beef liver, chicken viscera, and dog faeces.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Psilochaeta

Loc

Psilochaeta chalybea ( Wiedemann, 1830 )

Patitucci, Luciano Damián, Mulieri, Pablo Ricardo, Olea, Maria Sofia & Mariluis, Juan Carlos 2013
2013
Loc

Phyronota portensis

Shannon 1926: 577
1926
Loc

Ophyra hirtula

Bigot 1885: 303
1885
Loc

Anthomyia cutilia

Walker 1849: 954
1849
Loc

Anthomyia chalybea

Macquart 1843: 322
Wiedemann 1830: 428
1830