Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 24 - Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera) - Abstract

Lyneborg, L 1992. Therevidae (Insecta: Diptera). Fauna of New Zealand 24, 140 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 24. ISBN 0-477-02632-X (print) ). Published 04 Mar 1992


The Therevidae known from New Zealand are revised. Sixty-nine species in three genera are recognised; all species are endemic. Sixty-two species are placed in Anabarhynchus Macquart, a large paraphyletic taxon in which the New Zealand stock forms a relatively plesiomorphic clade. Megathereva new genus is endemic, and includes three species; its sister-group may be found in the New Zealand Anabarhynchus stock. Four species are tentatively placed in Ectinorhynchus Macquart; they have affinity with the Australian fauna. Seasonality and geographic distribution are indicated, and keys to the identification of genera and species are given. Details of the male and female terminalia are illustrated for all species. One genus and fifty-two species are described as new. Three new synonymies are proposed in Anabarhynchus: luridus Schiner and modestus Krōber under innotatus (Walker), and thoracicus Krōber under neglectus Krōber.