n African Entomology - Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann, 1818) and C. putoria (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera : Calliphoridae) are two different species
|Article Title||Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann, 1818) and C. putoria (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera : Calliphoridae) are two different species|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||K. Rognes and H.E.H. Paterson|
|Publication Date||Mar 2005|
|Pages||49 - 70|
|Keyword(s)||Afrotropical region, Blowflies, C. chloropyga, C. putoria, C. taeniata, Chrysomya, Forensics, Medical entomology, Neotropical region, Taxonomy and Veterinary entomology|
The blowflies Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann, 1818) and Chrysomya putoria (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. taeniata Bigot' sensu Zumpt 1956, is treated as a variant of C. putoria. In order to preserve stability of nomenclature, lectotypes are designated for both nominal species, fixing their identity in accordance with current usage. Somomyia cuprinitens Rondani, 1873, and Somomyia taeniata Bigot, 1877, (= C. chloropyga 'f. taeniata Bigot' of Zumpt) are considered new synonyms of C. putoria.
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