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New and Poorly Known Species of Crane Flies (Diptera: Limoniidae) from New South Wales, Australia

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posted on 12.05.2022, 01:08 authored by Zacariah BillinghamZacariah Billingham, Gunther Theischinger
Six new species of Australian crane fly are described: Molophilus (Molophilus) avia sp. nov., M. (Molophilus) globostylus sp. nov., M. (Molophilus) sinuostylus sp. nov., M. (Molophilus) chichester sp. nov., M. (Molophilus) trispina sp. nov., and Dicranomyia (Dicranomyia) globosa sp. nov. The poorly known species M. (Molophilus) flavocingulatus Alexander, 1928, Teucholabis reginae Alexander, 1931, Hexatoma metallica Schiner, 1868, Skuseomyia eximia Alexander, 1924, Dicranomyia (Dicranomyia) monacha Alexander, 1953, Elephantomyia (Elephantomyodes) fumicosta Alexander, 1922, Orimarga joana Alexander, 1926, and Thrypticomyia aureipennis Skuse, 1890 are discussed and figured. In addition, the hitherto unknown females of M. (Molophilus) bawbawiensis and M. (Molophilus) opulus are described and figures of their ovipositors are provided.

History

Publication Date

01/01/2022

Journal

Records of the Australian Museum

Volume

74

Issue

1

Pagination

22p. (p. 19-40)

Publisher

Australian Museum

ISSN

0067-1975

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© 2022 Billingham, Theischinger. This is an open access article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited.