Opius (Bellopius) barrosensis Fischer

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Opius barrosensis Fischer, 1968: 347-349. Holotype female in American Entomological Institute.
Desmiostoma barrosense: Fischer 1977: 850, 852-853.
Opius barrosensis: Wharton 1983: 61.
Opius (Bellopius) barrosensis: Wharton 1997: 28.
Diagnosis and Relationships
Placed in Bellopius on the basis of wing venation (long second submarginal cell and distinctly antefurcal m-cu of fore wing) and complete absence of an occipital carina, but differing from typical species such as Opius (Bellopius) bellus Gahan in lacking the median carina on the propodeum (the propodeum is weakly sculptured but carinae are absent in barrosensis. The ovipositor is long in this species, and the body generally pale except for dark markings on the mesoscutum.
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Described from Brazil.
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.
Biology / Hosts

There are no specimens currently determined for this OTU, or those specimens determined for this OTU are not yet mappable.

This page was assembled largely by Bob Wharton. It is part of a revision of New World, mostly neotropical, opiines reared from Tephritidae conducted by Condon et al. (2014) and Wharton and Norrbom (2013). We are particularly grateful to Lauren Ward who did all of the imaging. Matt Yoder and Istvan Miko provided guidance on databasing issues associated with our use of mx and HAO respectively. We thank David Wahl (AEI) for facilitating loans and general assistance associated with examination of holotypes and other material in his care. This work was supported partly by NSF DEB 0949027, with REU supplement 1313933 (to Wharton) and partly by NSF/PEET DEB 0328922 (also to Wharton). Page last updated March, 2015. The material on this page is freely available, but should be acknowledged if used elsewhere.

This material is based upon work at Texas A&M University supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DEB 0949027 and DEB 0328922 with REU supplement 1313933. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.