Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Original Description

Hydrophylax. New genus. Antennas S-jointed; scape, pedicel, ring joint, 2 funicle joints and 3-jointed club. Fore wings extremely narrow, twenty times as long as wide; marginal cilia at least four times as long as the width of wing. Abdomen is conic-ovate, broadly joined to the body. Ovipositor slightly exserted.

Type species: Hydrophylax aquivolans

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Hydrophylax Matheson & Crosby 1912 is a junior homonym of Hydrophylax Fitzinger 1843.  Ghesquière (1946) therefore introduced the replacement name Hydrophylita.

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