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Systematics: A new fossil genus of small-headed flies (Diptera: Acroceridae: Philopotinae) from Baltic amber

Hauser, M. and Winterton, S.L. (2007) Systematics: A new fossil genus of small-headed flies (Diptera: Acroceridae: Philopotinae) from Baltic amber. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 100 (2). pp. 152-156.

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Abstract

A new genus of philopotine Acroceridae in Baltic amber is described from both sexes. Archaeterphis hennigi gen. et sp. nov. is easily diagnosed from all other acrocerid genera by the deeply emarginate hind margin of the eye, short mouthparts, reduced wing venation, modified hind femora, and the large postpronotal lobes being proximate but not touching. The new genus is closely related to the extant genus Africaterphis Schlinger from southern Africa, which accords with a common biogeographic pattern in insects.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Plant Science
Additional Information:© Entomological Society of America.
Keywords:Acroceridae; Baltic amber; Diptera; fossil; Nemestrinoidea.
Subjects:Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 06:30
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 06:48

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