Australian Museum Journal The genus Lenophila (Diptera: Platystomatidae)

Shortform:
McAlpine and Kim, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(13): 309–336
Author(s):
McAlpine, David K.; Kim, Se Pyong
Year published:
1977
Title:
The genus Lenophila (Diptera: Platystomatidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
30
Issue:
13
Start page:
309
End page:
336
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.391
Language:
English
Date published:
06 April 1977
Cover date:
06 April 1977
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
10 February 2009
Available online:
04 March 2009
Reference number:
391
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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (2686kb PDF)

Abstract

The relationships of the endemic Australian genus Lenophila Guérin (=Celetor Loew) are discussed, together with some details of the subfamily classification of the Platystomatidae. It is concluded that Lenophila is a rather isolated genus with some resemblance to the Scholastinae.

A key to the 6 species of Lenophila is given. L. achilles, L. secta, L. danielsi, and L. nila are described as new species.

Some notes are given on the biology of the species, including the apparent larval association with Eucalyptus in L. dentipes and the adult and larval association with Xanthorrhoea in other species.

The alimentary system and the internal reproductive systems of male and female are described.

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