Melanophila drummondi ab. nicolayi Obenberger 1944 has been listed in some of the more recent literature as M. drummondi nicolayi Obenberger, thus creating problems with interpretation of its status as an unavailable name under Articles 13 and 45.6.2 of the ICZN (1999). This issue is discussed. Based on examination of a photograph of the type specimen, we consider the taxon unworthy of separation from Phaenops drummondi (Kirby 1837), which is compared to similar species occurring in its range. A new distribution record and summary of known larval hosts are provided for the species.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 88 • No. 1