Philornis seguyi Garcia, 1952, Garcia, 1952

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: 320

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3702.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:717368C3-6909-4DCF-A825-D138B80B10A2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5024BB7A-FF8E-6D29-FF7C-3AACD2D9F883

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Philornis seguyi Garcia, 1952
status

 

Philornis seguyi Garcia, 1952  

( Figs. 6 View FIGURES 6 – 7 , 43 View FIGURES 42 – 47 )

Material examined. ARGENTINA   : BUENOS AIRES: 2 females, 1 male, Burzaco, 12 -III- 2007, Mulieri leg. ( MACN); 2 males, Campana, Río Luján, nest of Anumbius annumbi   , 14 -I- 2010, Di Iorio & Turienzo leg. ( MACN), 2 females, 1 male, Campana, Río Lujan, emerg. Phacellodomus striaticollis   , 27 -XII- 2008, Di Iorio & Turienzo leg. ( MACN); 2 females, Campana, Río Luján, nest of Pitangus sulphuratus   , 08-I- 2009, Di Iorio & Turienzo leg. ( MACN); 3 females, Chacomús, nest of Sicalis flaveola pelzelni   , 23 -III- 10, Di Iorio & Turienzo leg. ( MACN); 1 female, Villa Elisa, III- 1982, Mariluis leg. ( MACN).

Distribution in Argentina   ( Fig. 43 View FIGURES 42 – 47 ): Buenos Aires; Misiones; Santa Fe.

References for Argentina   . Couri et al. (2005); Couri et al. (2009); García (1952); Nielsen (1911); Rabuffetti & Reboreda (2007).

Remarks. Philornis seguyi   was shortly described by Garcia (1952) based on a single female specimen. Recently, Couri et al. (2005) described the immature stages and male from specimens collected in Buenos Aires province. The identification of Philornis   species is difficult because the general morphological similarity exhibited by the species of this genus and the intra-specific variation of some characters (Couri et al. 2009).

Biology. The larvae of this species are subcutaneous parasite of several birds (e.g., Furnariidae   , Icteridae   , Mimidae   , Troglodytidae   , and Tyrannidae   ) ( Turienzo & Di Iorio 2007).

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae

Genus

Philornis