Evolution of Philopotinae, with a revision and phylogeny of the New World spider fly genus Philopota Wiedemann (Diptera, Acroceridae)

  title={Evolution of Philopotinae, with a revision and phylogeny of the New World spider fly genus Philopota Wiedemann (Diptera, Acroceridae)},
  author={Jessica P. Gillung and Silvio Shigueo Nihei},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • J. Gillung, S. Nihei
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Philopotinae are hunchbacked spider flies represented by 63 fossil and extant species in 15 genera worldwide. Philopota Wiedemann, 1830, is the most species-rich genus within the subfamily. Here, the evolution of Philopotinae is discussed, and a revision and phylogeny of Philopota based on adult morphology are presented. Nine of the 12 extant Philopotinae genera were included in our analysis, and 22 species were recognized in Philopota, of which 13 are described as new. Seven new synonymies are… 
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