Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Silvius alpinus and vituli is the same species??
Posted by donpedro34 on 18-06-2013 19:46
Im trying to find information on the Tabanidae Silvius vituli.
When i look in your Gallery S. vituli and S. alpinus are different species, but Fauna Europaea states that they are synonyms, and the only real name is S. alpinus.
Should i categorize the S. vituli under S. alpinus?
Any advice would be helpfull.
Edited by donpedro34 on 18-06-2013 20:24
Posted by Sergiy Filatov on 02-07-2013 10:26
Hi! Silvius vituli is the old name for S. alpinus (although according to Olsufjev, 1977, alpinus is the nomen oblitum for vituli ;), hence in the soviet and post-soviet literature this species is still mentioned as vituli). So vituli in the gallery should be corrected on alpinus. There is a lot of confusion in the names of Diptera, especially in such a complex groups as Tabanidae, Ceratopogonidae, etc. And not the least cause of such imbroglio is the notorious "iron curtain".