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Molecular phylogeny of the megadiverse insect infraorder Bibionomorpha sensu lato (Diptera)
The phylogeny of the insect infraorder Bibionomorpha (Diptera) is reconstructed based on the combined analysis of three nuclear (18S, 28S, CAD) and three mitochondrial (12S, 16S, COI) gene markers.
Reassessment of Dalbulus Leafhopper (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) Phylogeny Based on Mitochondrial Dna Sequences
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The resulting tree supports the hypothesis that the ancestral hosts of Dalbulus were gamagrasses ( Tripsacum spp.) and that the acquisition of a preference for maize arose independently in 2 DalBulus lineages.
Holarctic distributions in the genus Bibio (Diptera: Bibionidae)
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The species Bibio brunnipes, Bibio rufipes, and Bibio siebkei Mik are found to have Holarctic distributions and diagnosis and illustrations of the male fore tibia, hypopygia and hind leg and the female terminalia and head are given for comparison.
A curious new genus of Keroplatini (Diptera: Keroplatidae) from Guatemala.
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The new genus Amerikeroplatus dimorphicus is described from Guatemala and lacks the typical fusion of M and R (radiomedial fusion, RS+M) which is found in all but a few species-poor, and apparently unrelated, genera of keroplatids.
Revision of Nearctic Phthinia Winnertz (Diptera: Mycetophilidae).
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The Nearctic species of Phthinia Winnertz are revised, of which four are newly described; P. tanypus Loew (= P. carolina Fisher n. syn., and P. catawbiensis Shaw n.syn.), P. lobata Zaitzev, P. miranda Zaitzeva, and P.
Revision of the Nearctic species of Ditomyia Winnertz and a new species from the Neotropical Region (Diptera: Ditomyiidae).
The Nearctic species of Ditomyia Winnertz (Diptera: Ditomyiidae) are revised and four species are recognized: D. euzona Loew and D. potomaca Fisher from the eastern Nearctic and D. sohnsi n. sp. and
A catalog of the Bibionidae (Diptera: Bibionomorpha) of Chile.
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The geographical distribution of the species known from Chile was compiled from bibliographic data and revised collections and the names of valid names and synonyms were presented.
Diptera of the middle Eocene Kishenehn Formation. I. Documentation of diversity at the family level
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The Coal Creek Member of the Kishenehn Formation in northwestern Montana, USA, is an emerging middle Eocene Lagerstätte and the diversity of flies at this locality is enumerated, at the family level, to help elucidate the Eocene radiation of Diptera in North America.
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