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

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dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Stephen A. Luk, Stephen P.L. 2013-01-14T14:58:32Z 2013-01-14T14:58:32Z 2013-12 2012-12-20 2013-01-14
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSERC Discovery Grant en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Entomology en_US
dc.subject Diptera en_US
dc.subject Sphaeroceridae en_US
dc.subject Limosininae en_US
dc.subject Aptilotella en_US
dc.subject Phylogenetics en_US
dc.subject Taxonomic revision en_US
dc.subject Aptery en_US
dc.subject Brachyptery en_US
dc.subject Pterogramma en_US
dc.title A revision of the New World Genus Aptilotella Duda (Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Environmental Sciences en_US Master of Science en_US School of Environmental Sciences en_US
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