The subgenus Atrichopogon (Lophomyidium) with a revision of the Nearctic species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

  • Atrichopogon Kiefer, subgenus Rostropogon Remm, is a junior synonym of the subgenus Lophomyidium Cordero (NEW STATUS, NEW SYNONYMY). Monohela ocumare Ortiz from Venezuela is transferred to Atricopogon (Lophomyidium) (NEW COMBINATION). The Holarctic species Atrichopogon polydactylus Nielsen is a junior synonym of A. fusculus (Coquillet), a widespread and common species previously reported from only the Western Hemisphere. Four Nearctic species are described as NEW SPECIES: A. jamnbacki from salt and brackish marshes along the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to North Carolina; the following freshwater species A. deyrupi from southern Florida; A archboldi, from southern Florida, Texas and California, and southward well into the Neotropical Region and A. borkenti, from western Canada. The larvae of A. (Lophomyidium) are found on wet wood, soil, and stones in marshy habitats. Adults of A. fusculus have been observed feeding on insect carrion in spider webs.

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Author:Willis W. Wirth
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/28
Year of first Publication:1994
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/28
Page Number:20
First Page:17
Last Page:36
Source:Gainesville, Fla. : Flora & Fauna Publ. - Insecta Mundi 08:1-2, S. 17-36
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 8 (1994)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht