Australian Museum Journal Minipteryx robusta—a new genus and species of micropterous Limnophilinae (Insecta: Diptera: Tipuloidea: Limoniidae) from Australia

Shortform:
Theischinger, 2015. Rec. Aust. Mus. 67(6): 201–206
Author(s):
G. Theischinger
Year published:
2015
Title:
Minipteryx robusta—a new genus and species of micropterous Limnophilinae (Insecta: Diptera: Tipuloidea: Limoniidae) from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
67
Issue:
6
Start page:
201
End page:
206
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.67.2015.1650
Language:
EN
Date published:
25 November 2015
Cover date:
25 November 2015
ISSN:
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
TAXONOMY; INSECTA: DIPTERA
Digitized:
25 November 2015
Available online:
25 November 2015
Reference number:
1650
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (208kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2136kb PDF)

Abstract

A new genus and species of the subfamily Limnophilinae of the tipuloid family Limoniidae from Australia, Minipteryx robusta gen. nov. sp. nov., is described and illustrated. It is a rather large micropterous crane fly. Its affinities to existing genera remain unclear. The unique male was collected in late austral autumn at a small creek in alpine vegetation (elevation 1638 m a.s.l.) of Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. A review is provided on the Australian Tipuloidea with reduced wings.

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