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The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of the United Arab Emirates with an updated Arabian checklist
This is the first contribution on the blister beetles (Meloidae) of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), but new records from all countries of the Arabian Peninsula are also included, with the additionExpand
First-instar larval morphology in the subtribe Lydina (Coleoptera, Meloidae, Lyttini), with discussion on its systematic value
First-instar larvae of five species of Lydina, belonging to three genera – Lydus trimaculatus italicus Kaszab, L. europaeus Escherich, Oenas crassicornis, and Alosimus chalybaeus – are described, and new observations on two species previously described are carried out. Expand
Systematic revision of the genus Cerocoma Geoffroy, 1762 (Coleoptera: Meloidae: Cerocomini)
The taxonomy of the Palaearctic genus Cerocoma is revised using a classical morphological approach, and adult morphological characters and molecular datasets are used, separately and combined, to carry out the first attempt to elucidate the cerocoma phylogeny, using Maximum Parsimony and Bayesian Inference. Expand
The Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Australasia: a generic review, descriptions of new taxa, and a challenge to the current definition of subfamilies posed by exceptional variation in male genitalia
Exceptional variation of male genitalia encountered in the Palaestrini challenges current subfamily definitions, which are partly based on male genitalic structure and correlated sexual behaviour. Expand
Altitudinal and seasonal variation in the family-level assemblages of flies (Diptera) in an Australian subtropical rainforest: one hundred thousand and counting!
Many surveys around the world have examined the altitudinal or seasonal variation of invertebrate biodiversity but few have concentrated on the fly fauna because of difficulties with the amount ofExpand
The phylogeny of stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae)
The results strongly support the sister‐group relationship between Therevidae and Scenopinidae, with Apsilocephalidae as sister to Evocoidae, and Agapophytinae are recovered as monophyletic, inclusive of the Taenogera group. Expand
Fauna Europaea: Coleoptera 2 (excl. series Elateriformia, Scarabaeiformia, Staphyliniformia and superfamily Curculionoidea)
Abstract Fauna Europaea provides a public web-service with an index of scientific names (including synonyms) of all living European land and freshwater animals, their geographical distribution atExpand
Sexual and Cleaning Behavior and Related Morphology in the Genus Cerocoma (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
A morphological analysis by scanning electron microscopy of sexually dimorphic anatomical features of antennae, maxillary palpi, and forelegs, involved in cleaning and sexual activities, is carried out. Expand
Collessiama (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae: Taenogera genus-group), a new genus from eastern Australia, with a key to the Australian genera of Therevidae
The dichotomous key to Australian therevid genera is updated to include Evan-somyia and Collessiama , and a key to species of Collessuama is provided. Expand