Hesperinus

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Hesperinus is a genus of flies and the sole genus in the relict family Hesperinidae belonging to the nematoceran infraorder Bibionomorpha. There are about 8 known species, nearly all from the Palaearctic region with one each from the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Three fossil species from Eocene Baltic amber have been described. These flies have long 12-segmented antennae, legs and abdomen and males have well-developed wings while females have a short one. Little is known but most species have been collected near streams in woodlands.

Species

A partial list of species includes:

  • Hesperinus brevifrons Walker, 1848
  • Hesperinus nigratus Okada, 1934[2]
  • Hesperinus rohdendorfi Krivosheina & Mamaev, 1967
  • Hesperinus cuspidistylus Hardy & Takahashi, 1960
  • Hesperinus graecus L.Papp, 2010
  • Hesperinus ninae Papp & Krivosheina, 2010[3]
  • Hesperinus imbecillus (Loew, 1858)[4]
  • Hesperinus electrus Skartveit, 2009[5]
  • Hesperinus hyalopterus Skartveit, 2009
  • Hesperinus macroculatus Skartveit, 2009

References

  1. ^ Papp, L. (2010). "A study on Hesperinus Walker with description of a new species (Diptera: Hesperinidae)" (PDF). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. 56 (4): 347–370.
  2. ^ Okada, Ichiji (1934). "Ueber die Gattungen Hesperinus und Pachyneura (Neue und wenig bekannte Dipteren aus Japan I)" (PDF). Insecta matsumurana. 9 (1–2): 24–26.
  3. ^ Kurina, Olavi (2013). "Hesperinus ninae Papp & Krivosheina (Diptera: Hesperinidae) from Georgia: The second record of this peculiar species". Biodiversity Data Journal. 1 (1): e1023. doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e1023. PMC 3964718. PMID 24723756.
  4. ^ Özgül, Okan (2015). "First records of species of the Hesperinidae and Cylindrotomidae (Diptera: Nematocera) from Turkey". Zoology in the Middle East. 61 (2): 144–147. doi:10.1080/09397140.2015.1020613.
  5. ^ Skartveit, John (2008). "Fossil Hesperinidae and Bibionidae from Baltic amber(Diptera: Bibionoidea)". Studia dipterologica. 15 (1/2): 3–42.
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Hesperinus: Brief Summary

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Hesperinus is a genus of flies and the sole genus in the relict family Hesperinidae belonging to the nematoceran infraorder Bibionomorpha. There are about 8 known species, nearly all from the Palaearctic region with one each from the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Three fossil species from Eocene Baltic amber have been described. These flies have long 12-segmented antennae, legs and abdomen and males have well-developed wings while females have a short one. Little is known but most species have been collected near streams in woodlands.

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