The purpose of this application, under Article 70.2 of the Code, is to conserve usage of the genus Clusiodes Coquillett, 1904 (replacement name for Heteroneura Fallén, 1823) by designating H. albimana Meigen, 1830 as the type species. It has been long overlooked that the type species of Heteroneura is actually H. muscaria Fallén 1823, a species now assigned to Cnemacantha Macquart, 1835 in the family lauxaniidae Macquart, 1835. It is proposed that H. albimana be designated the type species of Heteroneura in order to maintain the current usage of the name Clusiodes for a widespread, regularly collected and frequently discussed taxon in the clusiidae Handlirsch, 1884.
Clusiodes Coquillett, 1904 (Diptera, clusiidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Heteroneura albimana Meigen, 1830 as the type species," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(2), 144-146, (1 June 2009). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v66i2.a3