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Phylogenetic Revision of Acanthiophilus (Diptera: Tephritidae), with a Description of Three New Species and a Discussion of Zoogeography
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A dispersal-vicariance analysis suggests that the genus originated in Africa and dispersed from it to other parts of the world following climate changes and the dispersal of its host plants. Expand
Phylogenetic Revision of Tephritomyia Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae), With Description of 14 New Species
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It is concluded that Tephritomyia originated in Africa, and hypothesize that it is most speciose in the Afrotropics as a result of weaker competition over host plants than in other zoogeographic regions. Expand
The Ulidiini (Diptera: Tephritoidea: Ulidiidae) of Israel, with a key to the world species of Ulidia and description of five new species.
The Ulidiini (Ulidiidae: Ulidiinae) fauna of Israel is reviewed. Eighteen species in three genera (Physiphora, Timia and Ulidia) are recognized. Five species are described as new: Timia fallax n.Expand
Review of Otites Latreille (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Israel with two new species and notes on biology and behavior.
The genus Otites Latreille was recorded for the first time from Israel during the study of Ulidiidae in the local fauna in 2009-2012, with three species occurring here: O. grata Loew, O. nox n. sp.Expand
Two new species of Herina (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from the Mediterranean region, with key to species groups.
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A new species group (the Herina dimorphica species group) is established for both species, which are characterized by a sexually-dimorphic wing pattern and venation. Expand
Molecular and morphological phylogeny of thistle fruit flies Acanthiophilus Becker 1908 and Tephritomyia Hendel 1927 (Diptera: Tephritidae)
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The results confirm the monophyly of Acanthiophilus and Tephritomyia but contrary to the original hypothesis, these genera do not together form a monophyletic group and group with Trupanea, which is not restricted to Cardueae host plants. Expand
Two peculiar new species of Otites Latreille 1804 (Diptera: Ulidiidae) with reduced phallus.
Two new closely related species of the genus Otites are described and illustrated: O. freidbergi n. sp. from Israel, and O. friedmani n. sp. from Cyprus. The two species exhibit unusual maleExpand