Argyra diaphana

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Argyra diaphana


Taxonavigation: Empidoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Asilomorpha
Superfamilia: Empidoidea

Familia: Dolichopodidae
Subfamilia: Diaphorinae
Genus: Argyra
Species: Argyra diaphana



Argyra diaphana (Fabricius, 1775)

Type locality: Lipsiae [=Leipzig].

Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 2348.


  • Musca diaphana Fabricius, 1775: 783
  • Musca ludea Harris, [1780]: 157 [as "ludeus"]
    • Type locality: not given (England).
  • Porphyrops diaphana: Meigen, 1824: 46
  • Porphyrops versicolor Meigen, 1824: 50
    • Type locality: not given.
  • Argyra diaphana: Macquart, 1834: 456
  • Porphyrops hirtipes Curtis, 1835: pl. 541
    • Type locality: England.



Primary references

  • Fabricius, J.C. 1775. Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. Libraria Kortii, Flensburgi et Lipsiae. xvi+ 832 pp. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.36510. BHL. Reference page
  • Harris, M. 1776–[1780]. An exposition of English insects, with curious observations and remarks, wherein each insect is particularly described; its parts and properties considered; the different sexes distinguished, and the natural history faithfully related. The whole illustrated with copper plates, drawn engraved and coloured, by the author. Printed for the Author: London. 166 + [4] pp., 50 pls. BHL. [Note: Published in 5 decads; BHL includes only Decad 1] Reference page
  • Harris, M. 1782. An exposition of English insects including the several classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or bees, flies, & Libellulae. Exhibiting on 51 copper plates near 500 figures, accurately drawn, & highly finished in colours, from nature. The whole minutely described, arranged & named, according to the Linnean system, with remarks. The figures of a great number of moths not in the Aurelian collection, formerly published by the same author and a plate with an explanation of colours, are likewise given in the work. White & Robson, London. 166 + [4] pp. 50 pls. BHL. Reference page
  • ICZN. 2014. Opinion 2348 (Case 3591). Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Insecta, Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE): the name conserved. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(4): 267–268. DOI: 10.21805/bzn.v71i4.a5  . Reference page
  • Macquart, J. 1834. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. Diptères I. In Roret, N.E. (ed). Nouvelles suites à Buffon, formant, avec les œuvres de cet auteur, un cours complet d’histoire naturelle. Collection accompagnée de planches. Paris, 578 pp. BHL. Reference page
  • Meigen, J. 1824. Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten europäischen zweiflügeligen Insekten 4, xi i+ 428 pp., 9 pls. Hamm, Schulz-Wundermann'sche Buchhandlung. BHL. Reference page

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