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A revision of the New World Genus Aptilotella Duda (Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae)

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Title: A revision of the New World Genus Aptilotella Duda (Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae)
Author: Luk, Stephen P.L.
Department: School of Environmental Sciences
Program: Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Marshall, Stephen A.
Abstract: The genus Aptilotella Duda (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae) is redefined and revised. The type species, Aptilotella borgmeieri Duda is redescribed, and twenty-one species are described as new: Aptilotella andersoni, A. angela, A. caerulea, A. corona, A. diffisa, A. ebenea, A. gemmula, A. germana, A. gloriosa, A. gracilis, A. involucris, A. macula, A. pennifera, A. pichinchensis, A. pyropanda, A. quadrata, A. quatuorchela, A. radians, A. sphyra, A. umbracatus, and A. vivus. A phylogenetic analysis and key to species are presented, with illustrations and notes on distribution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/5313
Date: 2013-12
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