The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the established and current species concept and usage of the name Myopa testacea (Linnaeus, 1767). This usage is threatened by the designation of a specimen in Linnaeus's collection as a lectotype of Conops testacea which implied that the name was misapplied by previous authors. This designation has not so far been accepted by any subsequent authors, and it is therefore proposed that the long established usage of the name be conserved by setting aside all previous type fixations for M. testacea (Linnaeus, 1767) and that a neotype that is in accord with the current use of the name be designated.
Conops testacea Linnaeus, 1767 (currently Myopa testacea) (Insecta, Diptera): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by the designation of a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(4), 294-299, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v65i4.a13