Opius (Bellopius) chromaticus Fischer, 1966

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Opius chromaticus Fischer, 1966: 331-333. Holotype male in U. S. National Museum of Natural History.
Desmiostoma chromaticum: Fischer 1977: 850, 857-858.
Opius chromaticus: Fischer, 1968: 346, 351 (in key); Wharton 1983: 61.
Opius (Bellopius) chromaticus: Wharton 1997: 28.
Diagnosis and Relationships
The holotype and only known specimen is badly damaged and therefore difficult to place. Although placed in Bellopius by Wharton (1997), it likely does not belong here because fore wing m-cu is not antefurcal (Fig. 6) and, as already noted by Fischer (1977), the notauli are short but very distinct (Figs 2, 4).
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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.

Label data
Holotype labels are as follows:
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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 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 Bob Kula (USDA/SEL and USNM) 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.

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.