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A new synonym for Zelia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Tachinidae), the genus Opsozelia Townsend, 1919, with the description of three new species

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Perez Dios, Rodrigo de Vilhena [1] ; de Santis, Marcelo Domingos [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biosci, Rua Matao, Travessa 14, 101 Cidade Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOKEYS; n. 880, p. 113-133, OCT 14 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The monotypic tachinid genus Opsozelia Townsend, 1919 (Diptera: Tachinidae) is synonymized with Zelia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830, syn. nov. The single species of Opsozelia, O. discalis Townsend, 1919, is redescribed as Zelia discalis, comb. nov., based on examination of the holotype from Guyana and additional material from Suriname, Brazil and Paraguay. Three new species of Zelia similar to Z. discalis are described from Brazil: Z. magna sp. nov., Z. guimaraesi sp. nov. and Z. formosa sp. nov. These four species are treated informally as the Zelia discalis species group. An identification key to the species of this species group is provided based on male specimens. Descriptions and illustrations are provided for the male terminalia of all species and for the female terminalia of one species, Z. guimaraesi. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/12441-0 - Comparative morphological study and cladistic analysis of Phasiinae (Diptera: Tachinidae) based on morphological characters
Grantee:Rodrigo de Vilhena Perez Dios
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate