A nomenclatural act: Replacement names for homonymous Tachinid genera with Lepidopteran genera (Diptera: Tachinidae)

Abstract : Five junior homonyms were detected amongst the Tachinidae genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Currana nom. nov. for Doddiana Curran, 1927; Solomonilla nom. nov. for Illa Baranov, 1938; Bahrettinia nom. nov. for Psilopleura Reinhard, 1943; Mehmetia nom. nov. for Rhamnopteryx Townsend, 1931; Mesnilus nom. nov. for Ziminiola Mesnil, 1978. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Currana flavifrons (Malloch, 1930) comb. nov., Currana inermis (Malloch, 1933) comb. nov., Currana pallens (Curran, 1927) comb. nov. and Currana parviseta (Malloch, 1930) comb. nov. from Doddiana Curran, 1927; Solomonilla mirabilis (Baranov, 1938) comb. nov. from Illa Baranov, 1938; Bahrettinia arida (Reinhard, 1943) comb. nov. from Psilopleura Reinhard, 1943; Mehmetia retrorsa (Townsend, 1931) comb. nov. from Rhamphopteryx Townsend, 1931; Mesnilus cyanella (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov., Mesnilus hexachaeta (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov., Mesnilus nigella (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov., Mesnilus plumosa (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov., Mesnilus prasina (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov. and Mesnilus setosa (Mesnil, 1978) comb. nov. from Ziminiola Mesnil, 1978
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Tachinidae, Diptera
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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