Australian Museum Journal Signal Flies of the genus Duomyia (Diptera: Platystomatidae) in the Northern Territory, Australia

Shortform:
McAlpine, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(2): 121–148
Author(s):
McAlpine, David K.
Year published:
2012
Title:
Signal Flies of the genus Duomyia (Diptera: Platystomatidae) in the Northern Territory, Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
64
Issue:
2
Start page:
121
End page:
148
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.64.2012.1587
Language:
English
Date published:
12 December 2012
Cover date:
12 December 2012
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
12 December 2012
Available online:
12 December 2012
Reference number:
1587
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (225kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2951kb PDF)

Abstract

A key is given to the species of Duomyia Walker, 1849, (approximately 26) recognized in the Northern Territory of Australia. The following new species are described: D. nodosa, D. rapida, D. grahami, D. tricurva, D. bucina, D. recta, D. prensans, D. praeflava, D. korneyevi, D. lana, D. collessi, D. maceveyi, D. whittingtoni. Duomyia sericea Hendel and D. serra McAlpine are newly recorded for the Northern Territory; D. foliata McAlpine is newly recorded for New South Wales; D. tomentosa Hendel is newly recorded for Western Australia; and D. eremia McAlpine is newly recorded for South Australia. The question of possible recent extinction of D. irregularis Malloch is raised, and the urgent need to establish the population status of other rarely seen species is mentioned.