Collessiama (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae: Taenogera genus-group), a new genus from eastern Australia, with a key to the Australian genera of Therevidae

  title={Collessiama (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae: Taenogera genus-group), a new genus from eastern Australia, with a key to the Australian genera of Therevidae},
  author={Christine L Lambkin and Federica Turco},
The stiletto fly family Therevidae is diverse and species rich in Australasia, with numerous undescribed species. Ongoing studies of Ectinorhynchus Macquart, 1850 from the Taenogera genus-group indicate that the genus Evansomyia Mann, 1928 stat. rev. is valid and is raised from synonymy for three species: Evansomyia phyciformis (White, 1915) stat. rev. , Evansomyia scutellus (Mann, 1933) comb. nov. , and Evansomyia venusta (Erichson, 1842) comb. nov. . Two new species of an unusual new therevid… 

New stiletto flies from New Caledonia (Therevidae, Agapophytinae)

Two new agapophytine genera are described, together comprising nine charismatic new species of stiletto-flies from New Caledonia, which represents a first record of the subfamily from NewCaledonia.

New genera of Australian stiletto flies (Diptera, Therevidae)

Two new stiletto fly genera of Agapophytinae (Diptera: Therevidae) are described from Australia and are likely closely related to Taenogerella Winterton & Irwin and Actenomeros Winterton and Irwin.

A Volume Celebrating the Life of Don Colless, Australian Dipterist 1922–2012.

Donald Henry Colless (24 August 1922–16 February 2012) was a taxonomist at the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) from 1960 until his retirement in 1987. He continued working in ANIC as an



New species of Acraspisoides Hill & Winterton and Bonjeania Irwin & Lyneborg (Diptera: Therevidae: Agapophytinae), with the description of a new genus

The stiletto fly subfamily Agapophytinae is diverse and species rich in Australasia, with numerous undescribed species. A new species of Acraspisoides Hill & Winterton, A. monticola sp. nov., is

Revision of the stiletto fly genus Neodialineura Mann (Diptera: Therevidae): an empirical example of cybertaxonomy

The endemic Australian genus Neodialineura Mann is revised to include 13 species, and serves as an empirical example for modernising the process of documenting global biodiversity by making taxonomic description and key development more efficient by avoiding redundancy in data handling and using digital media.

Phylogenetic revision of the Taenogera Kröber genus-group (Diptera: Therevidae), with descriptions of two new genera

The phylogenetic relationships of the Taenogera genus-group, consisting of nine genera, are examined using cladistic methods and new genera are described and figured, supporting the removal of Nanexila gracilis (Mann) comb.

Phylogenetic revision of Agapophytus Guérin (Diptera : Therevidae : Agapophytinae)

The phylogenetic relationships of the species of Agapophytus are discussed with three main clades recognised: A. dioctriaeformis clade, A. australasiae clade and A. queenslandi clade.

An evolutionary radiation of beeflies in semi-arid Australia: systematics of the Exoprosopini (Diptera : Bombyliidae)

Seven new genera are described by Lambkin & Yeates: Balaana, Kapua, Larrpana, Munjua, Muwarna, Palirika and Wurda, showing evidence of an evolutionary radiation of beeflies in semi-arid Australia.

Supertrees and the Tree of Life: generating a metaphylogeny for a diverse invertebrate family (Insecta:Diptera:Therevidae) using constraint trees and the parsimony ratchet to overcome low taxon overlap

Thesupertreepresentedhereisanoverarchingphylogenetichypothesis of the Therevidae is presented, incorporating extensive sampling of major lineages and summarising past phylogenetic work on the family, to produce inclusive metaphylogenies in situations where source trees have poor data overlap and low taxon overlap.

Antennal evolution in the Brachycera (Diptera), with a reassessment of terminology relating to the flagellum

It is suggested that the emergence of the Brachycera from nematocerous ancestors invo lved coevolution of antenna l transformation and pseudotracheate labell a, linked to a new feeding mode appropriate in new flo ras that appeared in the Triass ic and Jurassic .

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 of