A new genus of Australasian flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:C. F. Thompson
Journal:Studia dipterologica
Keywords:Australia, Austrophilus, Austrophilus necopinus Thompson, Austrophilus new genus, Syrphidae

A new genus and two new species of flower flies are described from the Australasian Biotic Region [Austrophilus gen. nov. (type Helophilus terraereginae FERGUSON); A. necopinus spec. nov. (New Britain); A. obscurus spec. nov. (New Guinea)]. All 5 species are redescribed, essential characters illustrated, and keys provided to the groups of the subtribe Helophilina and species of Austrophilus.

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