Desmiostoma caldasanum Fischer, 1983

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Desmiostoma caldasanum Fischer, 1983: 65-67. Holotype female in California Academy of Sciences.
This species is a typical member of the subgenus Bellopius as defined by Wharton (1997). However, it has never been formally transferred from Desmiostoma and thus remains in its original combination as described by Fischer.
Diagnosis and Relationships
This species is similar in color to Opius (Bellopius) hirtus, but has a slightly longer ovipositor and longer second submarginal cell. Fischer, 1983: 65-67 provides additional details for separating these two species. Figs 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are of the same paratype specimen illustrated in Fischer’s original description. This species is a typical Bellopius, similar in sculpture to the type species, Opius bellus.
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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
Paratype female (NMHW) (same collection information as CAS holotype).

First label:
N.of Anserma,
Caldas,1750 m.

Second label:
& E.S.Ross

Third label [outlined in red pen]:
caldasanum ♀
det. Fischer 1982 n. sp.
(“Paratype” on reverse)

Fourth label: NMHW

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 Max Fischer and Dominique Zimmermann, Natural History Museum Vienna (NHMW), for facilitating loans and general assistance associated with examination of types 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. 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.