Laura pañinao

Laura pañinao
University of Concepción · Facultad de Ciencias Forestales

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The biology and ecology of wedge-shaped beetles (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae) are scarcely known in the Neotropical realm. Chilean species of this beetle family are currently represented by two genera: Macrosiagon Hentz, 1830 and Ripiphorus Bosc, 1791, and three species, only known from their type localities. Here, we present an updated catalog of Chi...
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The species of Gymnosomatini (Diptera: Tachinidae) are specialized to attack stink bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Some of these flies, such as those in the genus Trichopoda Berthold, are conspicuous and represent target species to study with citizen science. Here we report for the first time the distribution range of T. (Galactomyia) pictipennis B...
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Lasia pulla has not recorded since their description in 1865 by Philippi. New specimen records and an updated taxonomical description is provided here. This hummingbird fly species is endemic from the Los Ríos Region, Chile. In this area, many ecosystems are still unexplored, but anthropic activities are currently fragmenting the evergreen forests....
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The syrphid genus Meromacrus is widespread in the Neotropics, but its presence in Chile has been confirmed just recently. Adults pollinate, and larvae are saprophagous of vegetal materials. In this note, we report Meromacrus cactorum Ricarte et al. for the first time from Chile. New data on adult habitats and flower visitation are also provided for...
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Acrocerid flies are endoparasitoids of spiders that are distributed in all ecosystems except deserts and the poles. This group was historically classified into three subfamilies. However, molecular analyses have indicated two new subfamilies. One of these is Cyrtinae Newman, which is made up of two clades: the north, with Palearctic species, and th...
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Acrocerid flies are endoparasitoids of spiders that are distributed in all ecosystems excepting deserts and poles. This group was historically classified into three subfamilies. However, molecular analyses have indicated two new subfamilies. One of these is Cyrtinae Newman, which is made up of two clades: the north, with Palearctic species, and the...
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Syrphidae, more commonly known as flower flies, are considered one of the most important Diptera families worldwide because of their critical role in pollination, biological control and decomposition of organic matter. The study of these flies in Chile has stagnated due to a lack of local experts as well as the absence of an updated catalog of spec...
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In this note, we report the presence of Beelzebub bee-eater fly Mallophora leschenaulti Macquart, 1938 (Diptera: Asilidae) from northern Chile. A female was collected from highland scrublands in Chapiquiña town, Arica y Parinacota Region. In addition, two females are reported from Lluta valley near Peru border. This is the second Mallophora species...
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Abstract: Thick-headed flies (Conopidae) are a family of Diptera with species that are endoparasitoids of bees and aculeate wasps. Physoconops is represented by 64 species in the Neotropical and Andean regions and distributed in many countries. Only 3 species have been described for Chile, specifically from the northern area. In this work, a new sp...
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Land planarians (Tricladida: Geoplanidae) comprise about 910 species distributed in four subfamilies and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Chile has 26 land planarians grouped into nine genera distributed between the Región de Atacama, in northern Chile, and the Región de Aysén in the extreme south of the country. Polycladus gayi, c...
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Robber flies (Asilidae) are the main predatory fly family feeding on beetles, butterflies, other flies, and even spiders; however, Hymenoptera is the most common prey. Invasive Hymenoptera species are common in central and southern Chile; however, few predators of these are known. The hunting behavior and prey of Chilean robber fly species are also...
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Ogcodes latreille is the largest genus of Acroceridae. they exhibit a cosmopolitan distribution and parasitize several spider families. eleven Neotropical species are currently recognized in the genus, with five of them occurring in Chile, though distribution data is limited in this group of rarely collected flies. In this work, we describe a new s...
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Pygicera Kerremans, 1903 is an endemic genus of jewel beetle of Chile distributed in the central Chile hotspot, which is distributed from the Atacama Desert in the north to the Valdivian Forest in the south (Myers et al., 2000). Currently, Pygicera is composed of one species and two subspecies: Pygicera scripta scripta Laporte & Gory, 1837 and the...
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Myopa metallica Camras, 1992 is a parasitic fly of native bees, endemic to Chile, whose distribution was unknown a couple of years ago. Currently, thanks to citizen science was rediscovered in the Antofagasta region, generating large distributional gaps with the type locality. In this study, thanks to the integrative distribution system, we managed...
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Myopa metallica Camras, 1992 is a parasitic fly of native bees, endemic to Chile, whose distribution was unknown a couple of years ago. Currently, thanks to citizen science was rediscovered in the Antofagasta region, generating large distributional gaps with the type locality. In this study, thanks to the integrative distribution system, we managed...
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The Wallacean shortfall is one of the most important problems regarding our knowledge of where and how to protect biodiversity. Citizen science programs can help fill this shortfall. A new record of the rare thick-head fly Myopa metallica Camras, 1992 is reported by a citizen science program from the Atacama desert after 46 years without new da...

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The aim of this project is to update the systematic list of species of this family of Diptera in Chile, as well as to describe new species, fill the distributional shortfall of known species, understand the natural history of families and their relationships with other species.
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The general aim of this study is to provide an updated and illustrated catalog of Chilean flower flies. Our specific aims include: (1) provide a catalog that includes synonyms, (2) type locality, (3) current world and Chilean distributions based on material examined and published works, (4) provide extinction risk for each species using IUCN Red List and (5) remarks and biological notes of each species when available. In addition, (6) new records of species of the genera Copestylum Macquart, 1846; Dolichogyna Macquart, 1842; Eosalpingogaster Hull, 1949b; Eupeodes Osten Sacken, 1877; Meromacrus Rondani, 1848; Palpada Macquart, 1834; Paragus Latreille, 1804; Sphiximorpha Rondani, 1850; Sterphus Philippi, 1865 and Toxomerus Macquart, 1855 are provided and documented for the first time in Chile.