Opius (Bellopius) fiebrigi Fischer, 1963

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Opius fiebrigi Fischer, 1963: 365, 372-374. Holotype male in Natural History Museum, Vienna.
Desmiostoma fiebrigi: Fischer 1977: 850, 864-865 (redescription is of male, not female since female unknown).
Opius fiebrigi_: Fischer, 1968: 346 (in key); Wharton 1983: 61 (_bellus species group).
Opius (Bellopius) fiebrigi: Wharton 1997: 28.
Diagnosis and Relationships
Known only from the male, and therefore difficult to compare with other species currently placed in Bellopius. This species overlaps the color range of Opius bellus, but the propodeum lacks carinae and is somewhat rugulose. It is therefore most similar to Opius barrosensis.
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Known only from the male holotype collected in Paraguay.
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 male (NHMW)

First label [all centered type]:
S. Bernardino

Second label [centered]:

Third label:
fiebrigi n. sp.
det. Fischer

Fourth label [red paper]: Holotype

Fifth label [yellow paper]: NHMW

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 Max Fischer and Dominique Zimmermann (NHMW) for facilitating loans and general assistance associated with examination of holotypes and other material in their 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.