Issue 18990

Plioreocepta and Platyparea poeciloptera

Reporter: feedback bot
Type: Feedback
Summary: Plioreocepta and Platyparea poeciloptera
Status: Open
Created: 2017-04-29 21:26:09.113
Updated: 2017-05-03 09:21:37.244
Description: Dear GBIF Database,

I recognised, that Plioreocepta poelicoptera is commonly reffered to as Platyparea poeciloptera. However, there is no refrence of the latter being a synonym of Plioreocepta poeciloptera. Something might be wrong here. I found a reference, that Löw 1862 described this species as Platyparea poeciloptera.

kind regards,
Quentin Schorpp]]>
Attachment 01741.pdf

Author: rdmpage
Created: 2017-04-30 11:01:48.702
Updated: 2017-04-30 11:01:48.702
The Plioreocepta genus dates from 1987, see "Korneyev VA (1987) The asparagus fly and its position in the system of the Tephritidae (Diptera). Vestnik Zoologii 1987(1): 39–44." available at

I can't read Russian, but looking at that paper it looks like Plioreocepta is a replacement name for Poeciloptera, and Korneyev treats Platyparea as a synonym. So the two names Plioreocepta poelicoptera and Platyparea poeciloptera are synonyms.