The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to replace the damaged holotype of Chilicola vicugna Toro & Moldenke, 1979, which is missing its head, with a neotype. Chilicola vicugna is a small, solitary, stem-nesting bee occurring in north-central Chile. Species identifications in the subgenus Chilicola (Heteroediscelis) rely to a large extent upon diagnostic characters found on the head, and thus it is essential that an intact name-bearing type be made available for future study.
Chilicola vicugna Toro & Moldenke, 1979 (Insecta, Hymenoptera, colletidae): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(4), 234-236, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v71i4.a13