[Taxacom] manuscript name question

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Oct 5 16:52:39 CDT 2015

This brand new publication is relevant to the discussion:


" A new bombyliid species /Marleyimyia xylocopae/ Marshall & Evenhuis, 
*sp. n.*, an apparent mimic of the carpenter bee /Xylocopa flavicollis/ 
(De Geer), is described from South Africa on the basis of photographs 
only. The pros and cons of species descriptions in the absence of 
preserved type specimens are discussed."

The envelope is being pushed. ;-)


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
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