Ophyra aenescens ( 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: 317-318

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scientific name

Ophyra aenescens ( Wiedemann, 1830 )
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Ophyra aenescens ( Wiedemann, 1830)  

( Figs. 11 View FIGURE 11 , 38 View FIGURES 38 – 41 )

Anthomyia aenescens Wiedemann, 1830: 435   Ophyra virescens Macquart, 1843: 321  

Anthomyia setia Walker, 1849: 956  

Ophyra argentina Bigot, 1885: 302  

Ophyra carbonaria Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926: 576  

Lectotype designation of Ophyra carbonaria   . Shannon & Del Ponte (1926) described Ophyra carbonaria   from three females and eleven males (syntypes) from Buenos Aires and Tucumán, Argentina   . We located five females and two males from Buenos Aires and one male from Tucumán in ANLIS, and there are not specimens in USNM (Raymond Gagne, pers. comm.). The male syntype from Tucumán is hereby designated lectotype of Ophyra carbonaria Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926   . Lectotype male ( ANLIS): in good condition, pinned, labels: “Tucumán / Tuc [printed] 6.21. 26 [handwritten]” on white paper; “R.C. Shannon / Coll.” printed on white paper; “ Ophyra   / carbonaria   / S.& DP.” handwritten on white paper; “ Lectotype / Ophyra carbonaria   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed]. Paralectotypes in good condition ( ANLIS): One female, pinned, label: “San Isidro (Bs. As.) [printed] / 8: 25: 26 [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame: “Shannon & / Shannon” printed on white paper; “ Ophyra   / carbonaria   ” handwritten on white paper; “ Paralectotype / Ophyra carbonaria   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed]. Four females and two males, pinned, labels: “San Isidro (Bs. As.) [printed] / 8: 25: 26 [handwritten]” on white paper, black frame; “Shannon & / Shannon” printed on white paper; “ Paralectotype / Ophyra carbonaria   / Shannon & Del Ponte, 1926 / L. D. Patitucci det. 2012 ” [red label, printed].

Other material examined. BUENOS AIRES: 1 female, Balcarce, II- 1947, Wappers leg. ( ANLIS); 1 male, Buenos Aires, 20 -IV- 1915, Bruch leg. ( ANLIS); 1 female, Buenos Aires, 7 -X- 2003, Oliva leg. ( MACN); 6 females, Buenos Aires, Emerg. 111, 5 -I- 2000, Oliva leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Buenos Aires, 3 -VI- 1907, Oliva leg. ( MACN); 13 females, 3 males, Burzaco, 13 -II- 2007, Mulieri leg. ( MACN); 1 male, Carlos Casares, 14 -II- 2006, Medan, Devoto & Fernández leg. ( FAUBA); 8 females, Ciudad Universitaria, Capital Federal, 7 -XIII- 2007, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Instituto Bacteriológico “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán”, Capital Federal, 9 -VII- 1938 ( ANLIS); 1 female, 2 males, Laguna La Tablilla, Chascomús, 01-XII- 2007, Torretta leg. ( FAUBA); 1 female, Magdalena, 30 -XI- 2000, Torretta leg. ( FAUBA); 1 female, 1 male, Mar del Plata, XI- 2007, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 53 females, 11 male, Ministro Rivadavia, 17 -I- 2007, Mulieri leg. ( MACN); 2 females, Quequén, I- 2010, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 1 female, 1 male, Tandil, 21 -XI- 2003, Oliva leg. ( MACN); 1 female, 5 males, Villa del Mar, Bahía Blanca, 38 º 52 '06.81'S – 62 º06'06.66''W, 06-XI- 2011, Patitucci leg. ( MACN); 2 females, 2 males, Villa Elisa, La Plata, II- 1982, Mariluis leg. ( MACN). CHACO: 1 female, Charata, 19 -X- 2010 ( MACN). CÓRDOBA: 1 female, Capilla del Monte, I- 2001, Mariluis leg. ( MACN). CORRIENTES: 8 females, 2 males, Ituzaingó, XII- 1976, Mariluis leg. ( MACN). MENDOZA: 2 males, Mendoza capital, 31 -VII- 2007, Aballay leg. (IADIZA). MISIONES: 3 females, 5 males, Iguazú, 23 -III- 1987, Mariluis leg. ( MACN); 3 females, 1 male, Puerto Esperanza, X- 1978, Mariluis leg. ( MACN). SANTA FE: 14 females, 3 males, Christophersen, General López, 25 -IV- 2009, Patitucci leg. ( MACN). SALTA: 9 females, 5 males, La Caldera, XII- 1986, Mariluis leg. ( MACN); 1 female, El Maray, Depto. Chicoana, XII- 1986, Mariluis leg. ( MACN). SAN JUAN: 2 males, Jachal La Legua, 1164 m.a.s.l., 06-IV- 2005, Aballay leg. (IADIZA); 1 female, 27 -III- 2005 (IADIZA); 1 female, 1 male, Rivadavia, 674 m. a.s.l., 11 - I- 2006, Aballay leg. (IADIZA); 2 females, same data, 10 - I- 2006 (IADIZA); 1 male, same data, 12 - I- 2006 (IADIZA); 3 females, Rivadavia, Barrio Aramburu, 08-X- 2005, Aballay leg. (IADIZA); 1 female, same data, 666 m. a.s.l., 07-VI- 2005 (IADIZA); 5 females, 2 males, Valle Fértil, 560 m. a.s.l., 30 -VI- 2006, Aballay leg. (IADIZA).

Distribution in Argentina   ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 38 – 41 ): Buenos Aires; Chaco (new record); Córdoba; Corrientes; Mendoza; Misiones; Santa Fe; Salta; San Juan; Tucumán.

References for Argentina   . Bigot (1885); Patitucci et al. (2010 a); Shannon & Del Ponte (1926).

Remarks. A redescription with good illustrations of male and female terminalia was given by Pamplona & Couri (1989). The immature stages were studied by Skidmore (1985).

Biology. Ophyra aenescens   is a Neotropical synanthropic species, which expanded its range and became cosmopolitan ( Hogsette & Washington 1995). Recently an update of its distribution and comments about the use of synonymic names in forensic works in Argentina   was presented ( Patitucci et al. 2010 a).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Ophyra

Loc

Ophyra aenescens ( Wiedemann, 1830 )

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

Ophyra carbonaria

Shannon 1926: 576
1926
Loc

Ophyra argentina

Bigot 1885: 302
1885
Loc

Anthomyia setia

Walker 1849: 956
1849
Loc

Anthomyia aenescens

Macquart 1843: 321
Wiedemann 1830: 435
1830