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The morphology, higher-level phylogeny and classification of the Empidoidea (Diptera)
This paper presents a cladistic analysis of the phylogeny of the Empidoidea and proposes a classification scheme based on the relationships between characters, which is closer to the truth than the current classification.
Homology and phylogenetic implications of male genitalia in Diptera - Eremoneura
The above characters support the monophyly of the Eremoneura and also indicate that the Empidoidea and Cyclorrhapha are sister groups, as opposed to alternative hypotheses that suggest the EmPidoideA is paraphyletic with respect to the Cyclor rhapha.
SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF DANCE FLY MATING SYSTEMS (DIPTERA: EMPIDIDAE; EMPIDINAE)
- J. M. Cumming
- 1 June 1994
Courtship displays of empidine dance flies (Diptera: Empididae), which include transfers of nuptial gifts during mating, are reviewed in light of sexual selection theory. Sex-role reversed courtship…
Brachyceran Diptera in Cretaceous ambers and Mesozoic diversification of the Eremoneura.
Classification and evolution of the eumenine wasp genus Symmorphus Wesmael (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
- J. M. Cumming
- 19 February 1989
Brachyceran Diptera (Insecta) in Cretaceous ambers, Part IV, Significant New Orthorrhaphous Taxa
Thirteen species of basal Brachycera (11 described as new) are reported, belonging to nine families and three infraorders, significantly expand the Mesozoic fossil record of rare and phylogenetically significant taxa of lower Brachycersa.
Remarkable fly (Diptera) diversity in a patch of Costa Rican cloud forest: Why inventory is a vital science.
The number of species of Diptera in tropical regions has been severely underestimated and the actual number may surpass the number ofspecies of Coleoptera.
Male terminalia of Diptera (Insecta): a review of evolutionary trends, homology and phylogenetic implications
The Diptera sperm pump with a functional ejaculatory apodeme is a possible autapomorphy of Diptera, exclusive of Nymphomyiidae and Deuterophlebiidae.
CATALOG OF THE DOLICHOPODIDAE (DIPTERA) OF AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO
The diversity and distribution of Nearctic Dolichopodidae and their relationships with the fauna of other realms is tabulated and discussed.
Comprehensive inventory of true flies (Diptera) at a tropical site
The intensive inventory of a four-hectare tropical cloud forest in Costa Rica for one year yielded 4332 species of Diptera, providing the first verifiable basis for diversity of a major group of insects at a single site in the tropics.