Review of the Borboroidini or Wombat Flies (Diptera: Heteromyzidae), with reconsideration of the status of families Heleomyzidae and Sphaeroceridae, and descriptions of femoral gland-baskets

  title={Review of the Borboroidini or Wombat Flies (Diptera: Heteromyzidae), with reconsideration of the status of families Heleomyzidae and Sphaeroceridae, and descriptions of femoral gland-baskets},
  author={David K. Mcalpine},
  journal={Records of The Australian Museum},
  • D. Mcalpine
  • Published 29 August 2007
  • Biology
  • Records of The Australian Museum
Reasons are given for reducing the Heleomyzidae and Sphaeroceridae to a single family, to be known as Heteromyzidae on grounds of priority. Some aspects of morphology and associated terminology are discussed. Difficulties in using male genitalia characters for higher classification are pointed out. The diverse gland-baskets, present on the hind femur of most Borboroides spp. are described and illustrated. The peculiar stridulatory organ on the fore leg of both sexes of Borboroides musica is… 
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