Nomenclature of African psilini (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) and status of Coptera robustior, a parasitoid of Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Matthew Jon Yoder, Robert A. Wharton

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Abstract

The African psiline Coptera silvestrii var. robustior (Silvestri) is elevated to species status. Both males and females of it and of Coptera silvestrii silvestrii (Kieffer) are redescribed. Lectotypes for both species are designated. Coptera magnificus (Nixon) is recognized as a junior subjective synonym of C. robustior (new status). The status of Coptera silvestrii nigricornis (Nixon) is reviewed. Six additional psiline species, all originally described in the genus Galesus Haliday, are transferred to the genus Coptera Say, where they form the following new combinations: Coptera elgoni (Risbec, 1950); Coptera macrophtalma (Risbec, 1950); Coptera ornata (Risbec, 1950); Coptera microphtalma (Risbec, 1950); Coptera bignonae (Risbec, 1954); and Coptera toboi (Risbec, 1954).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-576
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Entomologist
Volume134
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Diapriidae
Ceratitis capitata
Tephritidae
new status
Hymenoptera
nomenclature
parasitoid
Terminology
Diptera
new combination
fruit
lectotypes

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  • Structural Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Insect Science

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