deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Asiloid Flies
deciphering their diversity and evolutionary history

Sample of Asiloid Flies

Insecta - Diptera - Mydidae (Mydaidae, Mydasidae)

TitleInsecta - Diptera - Mydidae (Mydaidae, Mydasidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPapavero, N, Pimentel, T, Rafael, JA
JournalFauna da Amazonia Brasileira
KeywordsCeriomydas, Chrysomydas, Dolichogaster, Eumydas, Gauromydas, Mapinguari, Messiasia, Mydidae, Mydinae, Neotropical, Protomydas, Pseudorhopalia, Rhopaliinae, Utinga

Brazilian Amazonia has 10 species of Mydidae, almost half of the 22 Brazilian species of that family. It has seven out of the 10 genera occurring in Brazil, two of which (Mapinguari and Utinga) are endemic. Very few specimens of all the species are known, with the sole exception of Dolichogaster brevicornis.

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