Mixogaster fattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene

Skevington, Jeffrey H., Young, Andrew D., Locke, Michelle M. & Moran, Kevin M., 2019, New Syrphidae (Diptera) of North-eastern North America, Biodiversity Data Journal 7, pp. 36673-36673: 36673

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.7.e36673

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scientific name

Mixogaster fattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene
status

sp. n.

Mixogaster fattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene  sp. n.

Materials

Type status: Holotype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: Jeff_Skevington_Specimen17086; recordedBy: P.W. Fattig; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1941-07-08; year: 1941; month: 7; day: 8; verbatimEventDate: 8.vii.1941; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1129651; recordedBy: G. Steck and B. Sutton; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Tennessee; locality: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Parson's Branch Road ; decimalLatitude: 35.6; decimalLongitude: -83.85; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1999-07-10; year: 1999; month: 7; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10-12.vii.1999; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1129652; recordedBy: G. Steck and B. Sutton; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Tennessee; locality: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Parson\'s Branch Road ; decimalLatitude: 35.6; decimalLongitude: -83.85; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1999-07-10/12; year: 1999; month: 7; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10-12.vii.1999; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1129653; recordedBy: G. Steck and B. Sutton; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Tennessee; locality: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Parson\'s Branch Road ; decimalLatitude: 35.6; decimalLongitude: -83.85; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1999-07-10/12; year: 1999; month: 7; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10-12.vii.1999; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC1129654; recordedBy: G. Steck and B. Sutton; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Tennessee; locality: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Parson\'s Branch Road ; decimalLatitude: 35.6; decimalLongitude: -83.85; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1999-07-10/12; year: 1999; month: 7; day: 10; verbatimEventDate: 10-12.vii.1999; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera102833; recordedBy: D.Shanek; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Louisiana; locality: Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish ; decimalLatitude: 30.815558; decimalLongitude: -92.350645; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1971-09-17; year: 1971; month: 8; day: 17; verbatimEventDate: 17.viii.1971; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera102834; recordedBy: D.Shanek; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Louisiana; locality: Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish ; decimalLatitude: 30.815558; decimalLongitude: -92.350645; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1971-09-17; year: 1971; month: 8; day: 17; verbatimEventDate: 17.viii.1971; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera92828; recordedBy: P.W. Fattig; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1941-06-26; year: 1941; month: 6; day: 26; verbatimEventDate: 26.vi.1941; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera92829; recordedBy: P.W. Fattig; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1942-06-30; year: 1942; month: 6; day: 30; verbatimEventDate: 30.vi.1942; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: CNC_Diptera92831; recordedBy: P.W. Fattig; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1942-07-15; year: 1942; month: 7; day: 15; verbatimEventDate: 15.vii.1942; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: Jeff_Skevington_Specimen25513; recordedBy: W. Godwin; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; otherCatalogNumbers: accession#SFASU lot 53; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Texas; locality: Lamar Co., Camp Maxey ; decimalLatitude: 33.667222; decimalLongitude: -95.566389; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 2003-07-01; year: 2003; month: 7; day: 1; verbatimEventDate: 1-15.vii.2003; habitat: in pine forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: Jeff_Skevington_Specimen45174; recordedBy: N. Bedwell; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Winston Co., 13 mi. S. Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.286; decimalLongitude: -88.91; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1982-06-28; year: 1982; month: 6; day: 28; verbatimEventDate: 28.vi.1982; habitat: pine forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: ANSP; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: Jeff_Skevington_Specimen45175; recordedBy: H. V. Weems, Jr. & G. B. Fairchild; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Florida; locality: Alachua Co., San Felasco Hammock ; decimalLatitude: 29.73; decimalLongitude: -82.43; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: carbon dioxide baited flight interception trap; eventDate: 1977-06-02; year: 1977; month: 6; day: 2; verbatimEventDate: 2.vi.1977; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: ANSP; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92633; recordedBy: R.L. Brown; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., Dorman Lk. ; decimalLatitude: 33.3394; decimalLongitude: -88.8728; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1981-06-20/27; year: 1981; month: 6; day: 20; verbatimEventDate: 20-27.vi.1981; habitat: hardwood forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92634; recordedBy: R.L. & B.B. Brown; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 6 mi. SW of Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.3646; decimalLongitude: -88.873; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-07-18/22; year: 1984; month: 7; day: 18; verbatimEventDate: 18-22.vii.1984; habitat: mixed pine/hardwood forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92716; recordedBy: R.L. Brown; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 5 mi. S of Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.379722; decimalLongitude: -88.828889; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 2000-06-20/26; year: 2000; month: 6; day: 20; verbatimEventDate: 20-26.vi.2000; habitat: mixed pine/oak forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92717; recordedBy: R.L. Brown; individualCount: 2; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 5 mi. S of Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.379722; decimalLongitude: -88.828889; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 2000-06-13/19; year: 2000; month: 6; day: 13; verbatimEventDate: 13-19.vi.2000; habitat: mixed pine/oak forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92718; recordedBy: R.L. & B.B. Brown; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., T18N R14E Sec. 23 ; decimalLatitude: 33.43; decimalLongitude: -88.88; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1990-06-26; year: 1990; month: 6; day: 26; verbatimEventDate: 26.vi.1990; habitat: mixed pine/oak forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92719; recordedBy: R.L. & B.B. Brown; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 6 mi SW Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.3646; decimalLongitude: -88.873; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1990-07-11; year: 1990; month: 7; day: 11; verbatimEventDate: 11.vii.1990; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92720; recordedBy: R.L. & B.B. Brown; individualCount: 2; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 6 mi SW Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.3646; decimalLongitude: -88.873; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-07-06; year: 1984; month: 7; day: 6; verbatimEventDate: 6-7.vii.1984; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: MEM92721; recordedBy: R.L. & B.B. Brown; individualCount: 3; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Mississippi; locality: Oktibbeha Co., 6 mi SW Starkville ; decimalLatitude: 33.3646; decimalLongitude: -88.873; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1984-07-18/22; year: 1984; month: 7; day: 18; verbatimEventDate: 18-22.vii.1984; habitat: mixed pine/hardwood forest; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: MEMU; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT19965; recordedBy: W.W. Wirth; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Virginia; locality: Falls Church ; decimalLatitude: 38.883333; decimalLongitude: -77.166667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1951-07-22; year: 1951; month: 7; day: 22; verbatimEventDate: 22.vii.1951; habitat: Stream margin; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247135; recordedBy: P.W. Fattig; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1942-06-09; year: 1942; month: 7; day: 9; verbatimEventDate: 9.vii.1942; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247136; recordedBy: H.D. Pratt; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Atlanta ; decimalLatitude: 33.75; decimalLongitude: -84.383333; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1973-07-07; year: 1973; month: 7; day: 7; verbatimEventDate: 7.vii.1973; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247137; recordedBy: R.W. Matthews; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Clarke County, Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1976-10/12; year: 1976; month: 10; verbatimEventDate: x.-xii.1976; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247138; recordedBy: R.W. Matthews; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Clarke County, Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1976-10/12; year: 1976; month: 10; verbatimEventDate: x.-xii.1976; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247139; recordedBy: R. Duffield; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247140; recordedBy: R.T. Franklin; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Clarke County ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1971-07-04/10; year: 1971; month: 7; day: 4; verbatimEventDate: 4-10.vii.1971; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247141; recordedBy: R. Franklin; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1971-06-30; year: 1971; month: 6; day: 30; verbatimEventDate: 30.vi.1971; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247142; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Clarke County, Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1976-07; year: 1976; month: 7; verbatimEventDate: vii.1976; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247143; recordedBy: R. Duffield; individualCount: 1; sex: female; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247144; recordedBy: A. Lavallee; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Bogart ; decimalLatitude: 33.949258; decimalLongitude: -83.5346; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1974-07-07; year: 1974; month: 7; day: 7; verbatimEventDate: 7.vii.1974; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247145; recordedBy: R.W. Matthews; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Clarke County, Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; eventDate: 1976-10/12; year: 1976; month: 10; verbatimEventDate: x.-xii.1976; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247146; recordedBy: A. Lavallee; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Bogart ; decimalLatitude: 33.949258; decimalLongitude: -83.5346; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: eventDate: 1972-07-07; year: 1972; month: 7; day: 7; verbatimEventDate: 7.vii.1972; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247147; recordedBy: R. Duffield; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: USNM; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps  Type status: Paratype. Occurrence: catalogNumber: USNMENT247148; recordedBy: R. Duffield; individualCount: 1; sex: male; lifeStage: adult; Taxon: scientificName: Mixogasterfattigi Locke, Skevington and Greene; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Arthropoda; class: Hexapoda; order: Diptera; family: Syrphidae; genus: Mixogaster; specificEpithet: fattigi; taxonRank: species; scientificNameAuthorship: Locke, Skevington and Greene 2019; vernacularName: Fattig's Ant Fly; nomenclaturalStatus: new species; Location: country: U.S.A.; stateProvince: Georgia; locality: Athens ; decimalLatitude: 33.95; decimalLongitude: -83.366667; Identification: identifiedBy: J.H. Skevington; Event: samplingProtocol: Malaise trap; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: CNC; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimenGoogleMaps 

Description

Size: Body length: 10.3-14.6 mm; wing length 7.4-9.1 mm

Male: Head: Face slightly convex, parallel-sided, projecting downwards slightly below the eye, yellow, shining with yellow pile, sometimes with darkened area below antennae rarely extending to black, narrow medial stripe not reaching the oral margin; gena yellow, reduced, yellow pilose, separated from face by black stripe extending from eye to oral margin; frons with broad black transverse band along lower edge, black pilose laterally, some admixed yellow pile, shining medially; vertex yellow, black pilose; ocellar triangle black with black extending posteriorly to a point; antenna elongate, dark, scape and pedicel yellow to orange, scape elongate, postpedicel brown to black, >2 times as long as scape, arista yellow; eye bare.

Thorax: Scutum mostly black, mostly yellow pilose, yellow laterally from postpronotum to postalar callus, sometimes narrowly brown anterior to postalar callus; postpronotum yellow; postalar callus yellow; scutellum yellow, yellow pilose; pleuron yellow, shining, bare, brown to black on anterior margin of anepisternum, ventral ½ katepisternum, posterior anepimeron and meron; legs mostly yellow, coxae brown, femora sometimes slightly darker, orange to brown, on basal ⅔, tarsi often slightly darker, orange to brown. Wing infuscated anteriorly in cells bc, c, sc, r1, r2+3 and br anterior to spurious vein, wing densely microtrichose apically, bare basally, cells br and bm extensively bare, microtrichose apically, cua bare on basal half, cup bare basally, alula bare; calypter brown; halter yellow-orange.

Abdomen: Abdomen constricted anteriorly; tergites 1+2 fused, about as wide as scutellum at base, constricted medially, longer than tergite 4, yellow, small brown spot on medioanterior edge, large brown marking on medial ½ -⅔; tergites 3 and 4 brown, posterior edge with broad yellow band, pile on tergites mostly yellow on yellow cuticle and black on black cuticle except some yellow pile on black cuticle posteriorly on tergite 4; sternite 1 shining, bare, brown anteriorly, yellow posteriorly; sternite 2 shining, bare, yellow, often brown medially, usually restricted to lateral edges; sternite 3 yellow with broad brown to black medial band, mostly black pilose, sometimes yellow pile medially; sternite 4 broadly brown to black with yellow posterior edge, anterior edge sometimes narrowly yellow, mostly yellow pile on black cuticle and black pile on yellow cuticle.

Genitalia: Epandrium longer than tall, mostly covered in short pile; cercus connected to epandrium posteroventrally, with dorsal lobe, outer ventral corner projecting slightly, covered in long setae; surstylus pointed, curving inwards, covered in long setae; basal hypandrium rounded ventrally, apical hypandrium bifurcate, on either side of phallus, subquadrate with apicodorsal corner projecting further than apicoventral corner, covered in short pile; phallus laterally compressed, slightly smaller than basal hypandrium and not projecting much beyond, phallus ends in small point directed dorsally.

Female: Differs from male in the following ways: face with yellow pile sometimes admixed with few black pili, medial facial stripe extending ventrally to oral margin; frons entirely black pilose; scutellum black or yellow pilose; tergites 1+2 constricted medially but less so than in male, not as long as in male, yellow anteriorly with brown anteromedial spot, brown medially, yellow along posterior margin; tergite 5 similar to tergite 4 of male; sternite 1 almost entirely brown, narrowly yellow posteriorly; sternite 2 yellow with brown medial band and lateral margins brown medially, sparse pile posteriorly; sternites 3-5 brown with yellow posterior margin, black pilose with some yellow pili admixed.

See Fig. 10.

Diagnosis

Yellow vertex and black ocellar triangle; face yellow, occasionally with darkened area below antennae extending to black, narrow medial stripe not reaching the oral margin; tergites 1+2 fused, longer than tergite 4.

Etymology

Named after the collector of the first known specimens, P.W. Fattig. Fattig was the Curator of the Museum in Emory University from 1926 to 1953 and noted by Weems (1953) to have encouraged his first interest in entomology.

Distribution

This species is known from the south-eastern United States including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Ecology

This fly is rarely collected. It has been found from early June to late August, with three specimens having been collected in a Malaise trap sometime from October to December in Georgia. This species is known from pine, pine-oak, pine-hardwood or hardwood forests.

Taxon discussion

Mixogaster fattigi  differs from M. breviventris  Kahl 1897 and M. johnsoni  Hull 1941 by the entirely yellow vertex, entirely yellow metafemur (not dark on apicomedial ⅓) and yellow lateral margin of 2nd tergite (not dark on posterior 2/3); from M. cubensis  Curran 1932 by the uniformly dark postpedicel which is not strongly constricted medially.

This species has sometimes been attributed to Howard Weems as he provided a description of it in his PhD thesis ( Weems 1953). However, as Weems himself did not consider his thesis a publication in the meaning of the Code ( International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1999), the name has remained a nomen nudum. In the files of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory at the Smithsonian, Chris Thompson found a complete manuscript by his predecessor, Charles T. Greene, written long before the Weems' thesis. Despite having not seeing Greene's work, we have honoured his contribution by including him as an author of the species.

A single specimen was sequenced (Table 2).

Common Name

The common name given to the species by Skevington et al. (2019) is Fattig's Ant Fly.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Genus

Mixogaster