n African Entomology - (Wiedemann, 1818) and (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera : Calliphoridae) are two different species

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The blowflies (Wiedemann, 1818) and (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera : Calliphoridae) of veterinary and medical importance are taxonomically revised and formally reestablished as two different species. Characters in the adult morphology by which they can be distinguished, including characters in the genitalia, are described. The form with a darkened anterior margin of the wing, 'f. Bigot' Zumpt 1956, is treated as a variant of . In order to preserve stability of nomenclature, lectotypes are designated for both nominal species, fixing their identity in accordance with current usage. Rondani, 1873, and Bigot, 1877, (= 'f. Bigot' of Zumpt) are considered new synonyms of .

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