Thiemanastrepha Fischer, 1977

Taxonomic History / Nomenclature
Thiemanastrepha Fischer, 1977: 883, 934. Type species: Opius thiemo Fischer, 1969 (original designation)

Type locality of type species: Troya, Ecuador; holotype in American Entomological Institute, Gainesville.

Originally proposed as a subgenus of Bracanastrepha by Fischer (1977); later treated as a synonym of Opius s.l. by Wharton (1988: 349).

Diagnosis and Relationships
The type species of Thiemanastrepha lacks an occipital carina (Fig. 4), has an exposed labrum (Fig. 2), and an elongate second submarginal cell (Fig. 6). These features were used by Fischer (1972) to define Bracanastrepha and within Bracanastrepha, the absence of a mesoscutal midpit (Fig 3) and absence of a sculptured precoxal sulcus (Fig. 4) defined Thiemanastrepha Fischer (1977). Additionally, the fore wing stigma is long and narrow, the propodeum lacks sculpture and carinae, T1 dorsope is absent, and metasomal T2 and base of T3 are weakly sculptured. The type species is much smaller and with a much shorter ovipositor than several of the other species that were placed in Thiemanastrepha by Fischer (1977).
1.Opius thiemo habitus
2. Opius thiemo holotype face...
3.Opius thiemo mesoscutum
4.Opius thiemo mesopleuron
5. Opius thiemo metasoma dorsal...
6.Opius thiemo fore wing
7.Opius thiemo hind wing
No referenced distribution records have been added to the database for this OTU.

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

This page was assembled by Bob Wharton and Danielle Restuccia. It is part of a review of the genera of World Opiinae, conducted at Texas A&M University. We are particularly grateful to Xanthe Shirley, Andrew Ly, Patricia Mullins, Trent Hawkins, Lauren Ward, Cheryl Hyde, Karl Roeder, and Andrea Walker, who did nearly all of the imaging (together with Danielle) for this project. Matt Yoder and Istvan Miko provided guidance on databasing issues associated with our use of mx and HAO respectively. This project would not have been possible without the kindness of many curators at museums throughout the world who gave generously of their time to Bob Wharton and his students. In particular, I thank Henry Townes (deceased) and David Wahl (American Entomological Institute, Gainesville), Gordon Nishida (Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu), Norm Penny, and Bob Zuparko (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco), Bill Mason (deceased), Mike Sharkey, Andrew Bennett, and Henri Goulet (Canadian National Collection, Ottawa), Paul Dessart (deceased) (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels), Marc De Meyer (Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Tervuren), Axel Bachmann (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Natureles, Buenos Aires), Eberhard Koenigsmann (deceased) and Frank Koch (Museum fuer Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin), J. Casevitz Weulersse and Claire Villemant (Museum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris), James O’Connor (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin), Jenö Papp (National Museum of Natural History, Budapest), Kees van Achterberg (National Museum of Natural History, Leiden), Max Fischer, Herb Zettel, and Dominique Zimmermann (Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien), Per Persson and Lars-Åke Janzon (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm), Ermenegildo Tremblay (Silvestri Collection, Portici), Erasmus Haeselbarth (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, Munich), Tom Huddleston and Gavin Broad (The Natural History Museum, London), Paul Marsh and Robert Kula (USDA Systematic Research Laboratory and US National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C.), Vladimir Tobias (deceased) and Sergey Belokobylskij (Zoological Institute, Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg), and Roy Danielsson (Zoological Institute, Department of Systematics, Lund) for facilitating loans and general assistance associated with examination of holotypes and other material in their care. This work was supported largely by NSF/PEET DEB 0328922 and 0949027, with REU supplements 0723663, 1026618, 1213790, and 1313933 (to Wharton). Page last updated August, 2015. The material on this page is freely available, but should be acknowledged if used elsewhere.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DEB 9300517, DEB (PEET) 9712543, DEB (PEET) 0328922 with REU supplements 0723663 and 1026618 and DEB 0949027 with REU supplements 1213790 and 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.