Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863,

Sforzi, Alessandra & Sommaggio, Daniele, 2021, Catalog of the Diptera types described by Camillo Rondani, Zootaxa 4989 (1), pp. 1-438: 28

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4989.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4980649

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scientific name

Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863
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Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863 

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: 1863: 75.

TYPE LOCALITY: “ Chiliae [ Chile]”  .

TYPE MATERIAL: 1 ♀, syntype ( MZUN: Box with no identification label): Lasia cuprea Rond.  , Chili [= Chile] / M. Zool. N° 11082  .

CURRENT STATUS: valid species, senior synonym of Panops nigripes Philippi, 1865  (new synonymy, this work). See Remarks.

REMARKS: Rondani (1863: 75) described Lasia cuprea  , without specifying either the number  or the sex of the specimens, but giving a single measurement of length, from material received from R.A. Philippi under the name “ ocelligera ” and characterized by black legs (“ Pedes nigricantes ”). Philippi (1865: 648) described Panops nigripes  from a single specimen collected in Chile, similar to Panops ocelliger Wiedemann, 1830  , but with black femora. Edwards (1930: 195) and Stuardo (1946: 102) incorrectly considered Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863  as a possible synonym of Lasia nigripes Philippi, 1865  (applying the Principle of Priority Lasia nigripes  should be the junior synonym of Lasia cuprea  ). González et al. (2018: 433) considered Lasia cuprea  and Lasia nigripes  as valid species. No specimen under the name Panops nigripes  is present in the MNHNS (M.E. Elgueta Donoso, pers. comm., 2018) where Philippi’s collection is preserved. We found one syntype of Lasia cuprea  in the MZUN. In our opinion Rondani and Philippi described two different nominal species based on the same specimen, thus Panops nigripes Philippi, 1865  must be considered as a junior synonym of Lasia cuprea Rondani, 1863  , new synonymy.

MZUN

Museo Zoologico di Universita degli Studi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Acroceridae

Genus

Lasia