Revision of the Apocephalus pergandei-group of ant-decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:B. V. Brown
Journal:Contributions in Science (Los Angeles)
Date Published:26
ISBN Number:0459-8113
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR13900016258

The monophyletic Apocephalus pergandei-group is revised and found to include 63 species, including the following 45 new to science: A. aequalis, A. albiapex, A. altus, A. amplexus, A. anacurvus, A. aquilonius, A. arachnes, A. astrictus, A. barbarus, A. brevitergum, A. bulbosus, A. carcinus, A. cinereus, A. clarilocus, A. collatus, A. commensuratus, A. concisus, A. ctenicoxa, A. cyathus, A. epicautus, A. euryterminus, A. fernandezi, A. flexiseta, A. frameatus, A. fusciapex, A. glomerosus, A. hippurus, A. hystricosus, A. inaffectus, A. latiapex, A. medius, A. opimus, A. planus, A. platycauda, A. pluteus, A. ponderosus, A. radiatus, A. reburrus, A. rotundus, A. rugosus, A. sharkeyi, A. sincerus, A. staurotus, A. superatus, and A. vangus. The species A. sagittarius Borgmeier is placed in synonymy with A. vicinus Borgmeier (new synonymy).

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