Provided here are web-based identification keys to Apioceridae, Asilidae, and Mydidae taxa, which have either been adapted from previously published keys and converted for web-based dissemination or the keys are more recent and developed specifically for web-based dissemination.
The software Lucid Phoenix is used to import paper-based keys or to create web-based dichotomous keys. Some of the previously published keys are illustrated with original drawings from the publication, added images, or links to respective web-sites with images. Multi-access, matrix-based identification keys are developed with Lucid Builder (version 3.5).
In order to use the keys, a reasonably fast internet connection is needed, Java has to be enabled in your browser, and a Java runtime version of 1.4.2 or greater is required.
Mydini (Wilcox, Papavero, and Pimentel 1989)
Taxon coverage: Mydidae: Mydinae: Baliomydas, Chrysomydas, Ceriomydas, Gauromydas, Mapinguari, Mydas, Protomydas, Stratiomydas, Utinga (9 genera with 54 species)
Geographical coverage: : New World
Type of key:
dichotomous (powered by Lucid Phoenix)
- Mydas ventralis couplets shortened