deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Sample of Asiloid Flies

Descri{\c c}ão de um novo gênero de Mydaidae do Chile e redescri{\c c}ão do gênero Megascelus (Apioceratidae) (Diptera)

Descri{\c c}ão de um novo gênero de Mydaidae do Chile e redescri{\c c}ão do gênero Megascelus (Apioceratidae) (Diptera)
Journal Article
1948
Carrera, M, Andretta, MAV
Revista de Entomologia
19
489–497
Apiophorinae, Megascelinae, Megascelus, Mydidae, Neotropical, Paramydas

A new genus of Mydidae from Chile is described in the present paper; a redescription of Megascelus (Apioceratidae) is given as well as redescriptions of the type species of both genera. The new genus, named Paramydas, is erected for Mydas igniticornis Bigot, 157, a species considered by Schiner and subsequent authors as a synonym of Mydas apicalis Wied., 1829, which is here considered as a distinct Brazilian species. Paramydas is distinguished from Mydas F., 1794, by the short antennae, twice as long as the length of the head, by the manner in which R5+M1 and M2 end in the costal vein, and by the punctuation on the tegument of the abdomen. From Apiophora Phil., 1865, our new genus can be distinguished by the fringe of scales in the squama. In Philippi's figure for A. paulseni the venation is somewhat different, and according to Schiner (1868), the female of this species has spinose genitalia. Lampromydas Séguy, 1928, is different in its venation and smooth abdomen, and Miltinus Gerst., 1868, is characterized by a crown of spines on the female genitalia.