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Published: 2022-02-03

Description of the female of Pelecinobaccha portachueloi Miranda, 2014 (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, 960 Carling Avenue, K.W. Neatby Building, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. K1Y 4X2. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Data text: Pelecinobaccha was reviewed by Miranda et al. (2014), where the species Pelecinobaccha portachueloi Miranda, 2014 in Miranda et al. 2014 was described based on a single male. Further study of material deposited at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes (CNC) revealed a female specimen that keys out and fits the description of the male of P. portachueloi and is from the same locality (Miranda et al., 2014). This short note aims on describing the female and imaging it (Figs. 1–7). Terminology follows Miranda et al. (2020).


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  2. Miranda, G. F. G., Skevington, J. H. & Marshall, S. A. (2020) New generic concepts for orphaned lineages formerly treated as part of the genus Ocyptamus Macquart, 1834 (Diptera, Syrphidae). Zootaxa 4822: 151–174.