Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 20 - Bibionidae (Insecta: Diptera) - Abstract

Harrison, RA 1990. Bibionidae (Insecta: Diptera). Fauna of New Zealand 20, 28 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 20. ISBN 0-477-02595-1 (print) ). Published 13 Nov 1990


The Bibionidae known from New Zealand are revised, and their taxonomic affinities are discussed. Eight extant species (three of them new) and one fossil species are recognised as valid. All are placed in Dilophus; the genus Philia is considered not to be represented in New Zealand. All extant species are endemic. Their known seasonality and geographic distribution are indicated, with maps showing locality records, and a key to their identification is given. Characters helpful in species discrimination are illustrated, and plant species with bibionid associations are listed.