Sargus apicalis ( Lindner, 1935 ) Fachin & Hauser, 2018

Fachin, Diego Aguilar & Hauser, Martin, 2018, Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Himantigera James, 1982 (Diptera: Stratiomyidae: Sarginae), including the description of two new species and a key to the known species, Zootaxa 4531 (4), pp. 451-498 : 496-497

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4531.4.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5987853

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1D0E87F4-FFF9-0562-89C3-FE3CE66115BA

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scientific name

Sargus apicalis ( Lindner, 1935 )
status

comb. nov.

Sargus apicalis ( Lindner, 1935)   comb. nov.

( Fig. 134 View FIGURE 134 , holotype, PAN)

Merosargus apicalis Lindner, 1935: 404   (original description). Type locality: Venezuela, “ Demerara ”. Holotype ♂ [PAN]. Diagnosis. This species has the same overall color pattern found in the above-mentioned species Sargus analis   and S. flavoniger   , but it differs from these by having three dark brown horizontal bands on the scutum ( Fig. 134 View FIGURE 134 ).

Material examined. Type material: HOLOTYPE   ( Fig 134 View FIGURE 134 , A–D), ♂ labeled: “ Demerara / ii-iii.04. / R. Haensch. [printed on green paper]”; “apicalis / Lind. [handwritten on white paper]”; “ Merosargus   / apicalis / Lind. [handwritten in red on white paper]”; “Type / Lindner / 1935 [in a vertical position] [handwritten in red on white paper]”; “Mus. Zool. Polonioum / Warszawa / 12/45 [printed on white paper]” (PAN).

Geographic distribution. Venezuela.

Comments. Woodley (2001: 338) indicated that additional specimens of Merosargus apicalis Lindner, 1935   identified by Lindner in the BMNH collection fit better in the genus Sargus   , but he did not transfer it to the genus because he had not seen the type specimen. After studying photographs of the type specimen, we agree with Woodley’s opinion and transfer the species to the genus Sargus   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Stratiomyidae

Genus

Sargus

Loc

Sargus apicalis ( Lindner, 1935 )

Fachin, Diego Aguilar & Hauser, Martin 2018
2018
Loc

Merosargus apicalis

Lindner, E. 1935: 404
1935