Platycheirus, Lepeletier & Serville

Thompson, Christian, 2008, A conspectus of New Zealand flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with the description of a new genus and species, Zootaxa 1716, pp. 1-20 : 5-6

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.181009

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6227527

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scientific name

Platycheirus
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GENUS PLATYCHEIRUS Lepeletier & Serville

PLATYCHEIRUS Lepeletier & Serville 1828: 513 . Type-species: Syrphus scutatus Meigen, 1822 , by designation of Westwood, 1840: 137.

When describing huttoni (as milleri ) I noted that this species had all the essential characters of Platycheirus , sensu lato, except that male prolegs were not modified. Many other species are similarly characterized and the genus group name Eocheilosia Hull is associated with one of these species. Hence, I use this name for those species of Platycheirus with unmodified male prolegs. The determination of whether modified male prolegs is a primitive or derived trait must await a world revision of the genus Platycheirus and the identification of its sister-group. However, despite the phylogenetic status of Eocheilosia, the group is distinctive morphologically and zoogeographically. About a dozen more species are known and await description.

antipodus Hull, 1949 b: 740 ( Cheilosia antipoda ). captalis Miller, 1924: 282 ( Cheilosia ).

clarkei Miller, 1921: 310 .

cunninghami Miller, 1921: 299 ( Cheilosia ). fulvipes Miller, 1924: 282 ( Cheilosia ).

milleri Hull, 1949 b: 742 ( Cheilosia ).

The female holotypes of fulvipes Miller and milleri Hull were examined and found to represent the same species.

harrisi Miller, 1921: 301 ( Syrphus ).

howesii Miller, 1921: 298 ( Cheilosia ).

huttoni Thompson in Thompson & Vockeroth, 1989: 439. New name for milleri Thompson. milleri Thompson, 1972 a: 77 [Preoccupied by Hull, 1949]

leptospermi Miller, 1921: 297 ( Cheilosia ).

lignudus Miller, 1921: 309 .

myersii Miller, 1924: 281 ( Paragus ).

notatus Bigot, 1884: 554 ( Chrysogaster notata ).

ronanus Miller, 1921: 300 ( Cheilosia ronana ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Syrphidae

Loc

Platycheirus

Thompson, Christian 2008
2008
Loc

huttoni

Thompson 1989: 439
Thompson 1972: 77
1989
Loc

antipodus

Hull 1949: 740
Miller 1924: 282
1949
Loc

milleri

Hull 1949: 742
1949
Loc

myersii

Miller 1924: 281
1924
Loc

clarkei

Miller 1921: 310
1921
Loc

cunninghami

Miller 1924: 282
Miller 1921: 299
1921
Loc

harrisi

Miller 1921: 301
1921
Loc

howesii

Miller 1921: 298
1921
Loc

leptospermi

Miller 1921: 297
1921
Loc

lignudus

Miller 1921: 309
1921
Loc

ronanus

Miller 1921: 300
1921
Loc

notatus

Bigot 1884: 554
1884
Loc

PLATYCHEIRUS

Westwood 1840: 137
Lepeletier 1828: 513
1828