Australian Museum Journal Revision of the genus Apterodromia (Diptera: Empidoidea), with a redefinition of the tribe Ocydromiini

Shortform:
Sinclair and Cumming, 2000, Rec. Aust. Mus. 52(2): 161–186
Author(s):
Sinclair, Bradley J.; Cumming, J. M.
Year published:
2000
Title:
Revision of the genus Apterodromia (Diptera: Empidoidea), with a redefinition of the tribe Ocydromiini
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
52
Issue:
2
Start page:
161
End page:
186
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.52.2000.1313
Language:
English
Date published:
29 November 2000
Cover date:
29 November 2000
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 November 2000
Available online:
29 November 2000
Reference number:
1313
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Abstract

The Australian endemic genus Apterodromia Oldroyd (Diptera: Empidoidea) is revised and includes four apterous species (A. evansi Oldroyd, A. minuta n.sp, A. setosa n.sp., and A. tasmanica n.sp.) and eight fully winged species (A. aurea n.sp., A. bickeli n.sp., A. irrorata n.sp., A. monticola n.sp., A. pala n.sp., A. spilota n.sp., A. tonnoiri n.sp., and A. vespertina n.sp.). The male of A. evansi is described and zoogeographic patterns of the genus are discussed. On the basis of wing venation and male terminalia Apterodromia is transferred from the Tachydromiinae to the tribe Ocydromiini (subfamily Ocydromiinae). The Ocydromiini is redefined, two new genera (Neotrichina n.gen. and Leptodromia n.gen.) are described, and all included genera are listed. Keys to major lineages of Australian Empidoidea and Southern Hemisphere genera of Ocydromiini are provided. The following new combinations are listed: Hoplopeza tachydromiaeformis (Bezzi), Leptodromia bimaculata (Bezzi), Neotrichina abdominalis (Collin), N. digna (Collin), N. digressa (Collin), N. distincta (Collin), N. elegans (Bigot), N. fida (Collin), N. indiga (Collin), N. insignis (Collin), N. insons (Collin), N. laeta (Collin), N. media (Collin), and N. obscurata (Collin).