Pupal case description of Systropus (Systropus) fumipennis Westwood, 1842 (Diptera: Bombyliidae: Toxophorinae: Systropodini)


  • Leandro Silva Barbosa Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional.
  • Barbara Proença Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional.
  • André Mallemont Cunha Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional.




Morphology, Atlantic Forest, Parasitoid.


The pupal case of Systropus (Systropus) fumipennis is described, illustrated and photographed for the first time. A pupae was found inside an unidentified Limacodidae coocon (Insecta: Lepidoptera), and a male adult emerged, allowing the species identification.


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How to Cite

Barbosa, L. S., Proença, B., & Cunha, A. M. (2016). Pupal case description of Systropus (Systropus) fumipennis Westwood, 1842 (Diptera: Bombyliidae: Toxophorinae: Systropodini). Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 56(13), 159-162. https://doi.org/10.1590/0031-1049.2016.56.13



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