Revision of the genus Australimyza Harrison (Diptera: Australimyzidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:I. Brake, Mathis W.
Journal:Systematic Entomology
Keywords:Australia, Australimyza victoria, Australimyza australensis, Australimyza glandulifera, Australimyza longiseta, Australimyza macquariensis, Australimyza mcalpinei, Australimyza salicorniae, Australimyza setigera, Australimyzidae, New Zealand

The species of Australimyza Harrison are revised and the saprophagous larvae are described for the first time. The phylogenetic analysis revealed two species groups and one ungrouped species. One species group is distributed in New Zealand and associated subantarctic islands; all other species occur in Australia. Four new species, A. glandulifera, A. kaikoura, A. mcalpinei and A. victoria, are described, A. anisotomae is synonymized with A. australensis and a neotype is designated for the latter species. A lectotype is designated for A. macquariensis.

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