Substitute names for three neotropical robber flies genera (Diptera: Asilidae)

Abstract :

Three junior homonyms were detected among neotropical robber flies genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Hullmya nom. nov. for Amphicolops Hull, 1962 (nec Graff, 1905), Artigasus nom. nov. for Menexenus Artigas, 1970 (nec Stål, 1875) and Brazilogaster nom. nov. for Systellogaster Hermann, 1926 (nec Gahan, 1917). Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Hullmya areolaris (Walker, 1860) comb. nov., Hullmya complens (Walker, 1861) comb. nov., Hullmya impiger (Wulp, 1872) comb. nov. and Hullmya mendax (Walker, 1857) comb. nov. from the genus Amphicolops Hull, 1962; Artigasus concepcionensis (Bromley, 1932) comb. nov., Artigasus schlingeri (Artigas, 1982) comb. nov. and Artigasus veredus (Artigas, 1970) comb. nov. from the genus Menexenus Artigas, 1970; Brazilogaster alba (Martin, 1975) comb. nov., Brazilogaster breviventris (Rondani, 1848) comb. nov., Brazilogaster calceolata (Bigot, 1878) comb. nov., Brazilogaster fascipennis (Schiner, 1867) comb. nov., Brazilogaster parva (Martin, 1975) comb. nov. and Brazilogaster silacea (Martin, 1975) comb. nov. from the genus Systellogaster Hermann, 1926. In addition to this, the validity of the genus name Furcilla Martin, 1975 under ICZN is also discussed in the present text.

Keyword :

nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, robber flies, Asilidae, new combinations

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 2

2010 Vol. 5 Number 2