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A check list of genera of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera)

by Igor Ya. GRICHANOV

St.Petersburg-Pushkin (Russia)

Grichanov, I.Ya. A check list of genera of the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera)

Abstract. An alphabetical list of 200 valid genera in the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) is compiled, of which 65 genera were described in XVIII XIX century, 67 in 1901 1950 and 69 genera in 1951 1997.

Key words: Diptera, Dolichopodidae, catalog, generic names.
 
 

Introduction

The known world fauna of Dolichopodidae is very extensive, with about 6000 species. These mostly predatory flies are distributed all over the world including tropics and high-latitude islands. Many regional catalogs of Dolichopodidae faunas were published within recent decades, such as lists for the following zoogeographical regions: Nearctic (Foote et al. 1965); Palearctic (Grichanov & Negrobov 1979; Negrobov 1991); Neotropics (Robinson 1970, 1975); Afrotropics (Dyte & Smith 1980); Orient (Dyte 1975); Australasia and Oceania (Bickel & Dyte 1989; Bickel 1992, 1994). The last catalog of fossil dolichopodid flies was published by Evenhuis (1994). Now they need synthesis, supplements, and unification. A great number of new genera was described during the last 15 years, and many others were placed in synonymy. Grichanov (1996) listed alphabetically all generic names in the family Dolichopodidae of the World. Valid, invalid and suppressed names, nomina dubia, nuda et oblita were included. This paper is the next effort to compile a world database to valid genera for one of the largest dipteran family.

An alphabetical list of 200 valid genera with all synonyms in the family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) is compiled, of which 65 genera were described in XVIII XIX century, 67 genera in 1901 1950 and 69 genera in 1951 1997. Ten following authors gave names of about 130 valid genera: Bickel (21), Loew (18), Becker (15), Parent (14), Robinson (14), Grootaert and Meuffels (12), Mik (11), Dyte (11), Bigot (8) and Aldrich (8). Subgenera are placed here in synonymy to corresponding genera, although the author of this paper considers many of them as true taxa of intrageneric rank (e.g., Prohercostomus Grichanov 1997). The following generic names are not included in the list: (1) genera from other families temporarily kept some dolichopodid species; (2) genera transferred incorrectly from other dipteran families; (3) misspellings and errors. For references see above mentioned regional catalogs and recent volumes of Zoological Record. I would appreciate any correction and supplement to this list.

List of genera

Abatetia Miller, 1945:72

=Nelsonia Parent, 1933:349

Abbemyia Bickel, 1994:212

Achalcus Loew, 1857:30

=Clinocampsicnemus Vaillant et Brunhes, 1980:383

Acropsilus Mik, 1878:6

Acymatopus Takagi, 1965:78

Amblypsilopus Bigot, 1889:24

=Gnamptopsilopus Aldrich, 1893:48

=Leptorhethum Aldrich, 1893:50

=Sciopolina Curran, 1924:216

=Australiola Parent, 1932:127

=Labeneura Parent, 1937:126

Amesorhaga Bickel, 1994:82

Anahydrophorus Becker, 1917:298

Anasyntormon Dyte, 1975:245

=Anasyntormon Parent, 1932:114

Anepsiomyia Bezzi, 1902:192

=Anepsius Loew, 1857:45

Angiopus Meuffels & Grootaert, 1996:224

Antyx Meuffels & Grootaert, 1991:290

Aphrosylus Haliday in Walker, 1851:220

=Aphrosylus Haliday in Walker, 1851:220

=Paraphrosylus Becker, 1921:27

Aphrosylopsis Lamb, 1909:132

Apterachalcus Bickel, 1991:12

Arachnomyia White, 1916:252

=Pleuropygius Parent, 1933:186

Argentinia Parent, 1931:17

Argyra Macquart, 1834:456

=Porphyrops Meigen, 1824:45

=Leucostola Loew, 1857:39

Argyrochlamys Lamb, 1922:391

=Camptoneura Parent, 1930:110

Asyndetus Loew, 1869:34

=Anchineura Thomson, 1869:506

=Cryptophleps Lichtwardt, 1898:491

=Meringopherusa Becker, 1902:56

Atlatlia Bickel, 1986:165

Austrosciapus Bickel, 1994:231

Babindella Bickel, 1987:97

Bathycranium Strobl, 1892:103

Bickelia Grichanov, 1996:119

Bickeliolus Grichanov, 1996:224

Brevimyia Miller, 1945:72

=Brachymyia Parent, 1933:435

Calyxochaetus Bigot, 1888:24

=Nothosympycnus Wheeler, 1899:51

Campsicnemoides Curran, 1927:184

Campsicnemus Haliday in Walker, 1851:187

=Camptosceles Haliday, 1832:357

=Ectomus Mik, 1878:8

=Emperoptera Grimshaw in Grimshaw & Speiser, 1902:81

Cemocarus Meuffels & Grootaert, 1984:152

Ceratopos Vaillant, 1952:36

Chaetogonopteron De Meijere, 1913:96

=Pycsymnus Frey, 1925:20

=Hoplignusus Vaillant, 1953:11

Cheiromyia Dyte, 1980:223

=Cheirocerus Parent, 1930:13

Chrysosoma Guerin-Meneville, 1831:pl.20, fig.6

=Agonosoma Guerin-Meneville, 1838:293

=Margaritostylus Bigot, 1859:215

=Megistostylus Bigot, 1859:215

=Mesoblepharius Bigot, 1859:215

=Oariostylus Bigot, 1889:215

=Eudasypus Bigot, 1889:24

=Oariopherus Bigot, 1889:24

=Spathiopsilopus Bigot, 1888:24

=Variostylus Bigot, 1890:244

=Spathipsilopus Bigot, 1890:268

=Kalocheta Becker, 1923:41

Chrysotimus Loew, 1857:48

Chrysotus Meigen, 1824:40

=Achradocera Becker, 1922:207

Coelinium Parent, 1939:148

Coeloglutus Aldrich, 1896:338

Colobocerus Parent, 1933:403

Condylostylus Bigot, 1859:215

=Dasypsilopus Bigot, 1859:215

=Eurostomerus Bigot, 1859:215

=Aedipsilopus Bigot, 1859:215

=Oedipsilopus Bigot 1859:224

=Tylochaetus Bigot, 1889:215

=Laxina Curran, 1934:230

Coracocephalus Mik, 1892:279

Corindia Bickel, 1986:137

Craterophorus Lamb, 1921:475 (1922:380)

Cryptopygiella Robinson, 1975:40

Cymatopus Kertesz, 1901:408

=Vanduzeeia Parent, 1934:257

Cyrturella Collin, 1952:142

=Cyrtura Parent, 1938:390

Dactylonotus Parent, 1934:136

Diaphorus Meigen, 1824:32

=Brachypus Meigen, 1824:34

=Diaphora Macquart, 1834:447

=Lyroneurus Loew, 1857:38

=Munroiana Curran, 1924:229

Diostracus Loew, 1861:4

=Asphyrotarsus Oldenberg, 1916:193

Discopygiella Robinson, 1965:51

Dolichophorus Lichtwardt, 1902:199

Dolichopus Latreille, 1796:159

=Iphis Meigen, 1800

=Satyra Meigen, 1803

=Ragheneura Rondani, 1856:144

=Spathichira Bigot, 1888:24

=Hygroceleuthus Loew, 1857:10

=Macrodolichopus Stackelberg, 1933:109

Dominicomyia Robinson, 1975:40

Dytomyia Bickel, 1994:91

Enlinia Aldrich, 1933:168

=Collinellula Aldrich, 1932:4

Epithalassius Mik, 1891:186

Ethiosciapus Bickel, 1994:141

Eucoryphus Mik, 1869:19

Eurynogaster Van Duzee, 1933:339

=Sweziella Van Duzee, 1933:346

=Pachyurus Parent, 1934:305

=Uropachus Parent, 1935:80

Euxiphocerus Parent, 1935:121

Falbouria Dyte, 1980:223

=Balfouria Parent, 1933:75

Fedtshenkomyia Stackelberg, 1927:230

Filatopus Robinson, 1970:40

=Nematopus Parent, 1933:398

=Filatopus Miller, 1945:72

Gheynia Meunier, 1899:322

Gigantosciapus Grichanov, 1997:79

Gonioneurum Becker, 1922:98

Griphomyia Grootert & Meuffels, 1997:108

Guzeriplia Negrobov, 1968:470

Hadromerella De Meijere, 1916:253

Halaiba Parent, 1929:56

Halteriphorus Parent, 1933:368

Harmstonia Robinson, 1964:122

Helichochaetus Parent, 1933:354

Helixocerus Lamb, 1929:137

Hercostomus Loew, 1857:9

=Dasyarthrus Mik, 1878:5

=Gymnopternus Loew, 1857:10

=Poecilobothrus Mik, 1878:1

=Acantipodus Rondani, 1856:144

=Achanthipodus Rondani, 1861:6

=Chaetosphyria Enderlein, 1936:109

=Platyopsis Parent, 1929:12

=Microhercostomus Stackelberg, 1949:687

=Prohercostomus Grichanov, 1997:82

Heteropsilopus Bigot, 1859:215

Hydrophorus Fallen, 1823:2

=Aphrozeta Perris, 1847:491

=Hydatostega Philippi, 1865:779

=Parhydrophorus Wheeler, 1896:185

=Millardia Curran, 1934:231

Hypocharassus Mik, 1879:627

=Drepanomyia Wheeler, 1898:217

Hypophyllus Loew, 1857:359

=Spathitarsus Bigot, 1890:276

Hyptiocheta Becker, 1922:245

Ischiochaetus Bickel & Dyte, 1989:414

=Ischiochaetus Parent, 1933:384

Katangaia Parent, 1933:12

Keirosoma Van Duzee, 1929:24

Kowmungia Bickel, 1987:147

Krakatauia Enderlein, 1912:408

Lagodechia Negrobov & Zurikov, 1996:632

Lamprochromus Mik, 1878:7

Liancalomima Stackelberg, 1931:778

Liancalus Loew, 1857:22

=Anoplomerus Rondani, 1856:141

=Anoplopus Rondani, 1857:14

Lichtwardtia Enderlein, 1912:406

=Rhagoneurus Loew, 1864:346

=Vaalimyia Curran, 1926:398

Liparomyia White, 1916:255

Ludovicius Rondani, 1843:43

=Haltericerus Rondani, 1856:143

=Nemospathus Bigot, 1859:215

Machaerium Haliday, 1832:351

=Smiliotus Loew, 1857:56

Mascaromyia Bickel, 1994:100

Mastigomyia Becker, 1924:123

Medetera Fischer von Waldheim, 1819:7

=Medeterium Berthold in Latreille, 1827

=Taechobates Haliday, 1832:356

=Orthobates Wahlberg, 1844:109

=Anorthus Loew, 1850:117

=Oligochaetus Mik, 1878:7

=Elongomedetera Hollis, 1964:260

=Asioligochaetus Negrobov, 1966:877

=Lorea Negrobov, 1966:87

Melanderia Aldrich, 1922:146

=Wirthia Arnaud, 1958:184

Melanostolus Kowarz, 1884:51

Mesorhaga Schiener, 1868:217

=Aptorthus Aldrich, 1893:48

Metaparaclius Becker, 1922:33

Microchrysotus Robinson, 1964:251

Microcyrtura Robinson, 1964:245

Micromedetera Robinson, 1975:37

Micromorphus Mik, 1878:6

=Cachonopus Vaillant, 1953:10

Micropygus Bickel & Dyte, 1989:415

=Micropygus Parent, 1931:13

Mischopyga Grootaert & Meuffels, 1989:196

Muscidideicus Becker, 1916:268

Nanomyina Robinson, 1964:119

Narrabeenia Bickel, 1994:101

Naufraga Bickel, 1992:36

Negrobovia Bickel, 1994:83

Nematoproctus Loew, 1857:40

Neoparentia Robinson, 1967:252

Neotonnoiria Robinson, 1970:40-17

=Tonnoiria Parent, 1929:184

Nepalomyia Hollis, 1964:110

Neurigona Rondani, 1856:142

=Saucropus Loew, 1857:41

=Dactylomyia Aldrich, 1894:151

Neurigonella Robinson, 1964:119

Nothobothrus Parent, 1931:19

Nurteria Dyte & Smith, 1980:461

=Turneria Parent, 1934:127

Oedematopus Van Duzee, 1929:38

Olegonegrobovia Grichanov, 1995:125

Oncopygius Mik, 1866:307

Orthoceratium Schrank, 1803:55

=Alloeoneurus Mik, 1878:8

Ortochile Latreille, 1809:289

Ostenia Hutton, 1901:34

Palaeoargyra Meunier, 1895:5

Paleomedeterus Meunier, 1894:121

=Palaeochrysotus Meunier, 1908:9

Paracleius Bigot, 1859:215

Paraclius Loew, 1864:97

=Leptocorypha Aldrich, 1896:315

Paragymnopternus Bigot, 1890:281

Paraliancalus Parent, 1938:213

Paraliptus Bezzi, 1923:179

Paralleloneurum Becker, 1902:51

Paramedetera Grootaert & Meuffels, 1997:309

Parasyntormon Wheeler, 1899:41

=Neosyntormon Curran, 1934:230

Parathinophilus Parent, 1932:161

Parentia Hardy, 1935:245

Pelastoneurus Loew, 1861:36

=Metapelastoneurus Aldrich, 1894:152

Peloropeodes Wheeler, 1890:373

=Anomalopyga Oldenberg, 1916:187

=Kophosoma Van Duzee, 1926:39

=Pachypyga Parent, 1928:173

=Neorhaphium Botosaneanu & Vaillant, 1973:418

Peodes Loew, 1857:29

Phacaspis Meuffels & Grootaert, 1988:312

Phalacrosoma Becker, 1922:44

Phrudoneura Meuffels & Grootaert, 1987:319

Physopyga Grootaert & Meuffels, 1989:200

Pilbara Bickel, 1994:99

Pinacocerus Van Duzee, 1930:11

Plagioneurus Loew, 1857:43

Plagiozopelma Enderlein, 1912:367

Polymedon Osten-Sacken, 1877:317

Proarchus Aldrich, 1910:100

=Phylarchus Aldrich, 1901:342

Prochrysotus Meunier, 1908:9

Prosystenus Negrobov, 1976:122

Pseudargyra Van Duzee, 1930:31

Pseudohercostomus Stackelberg, 1931:776

Pseudoparentia Bickel, 1994:135

Pseudosympycnus Robinson, 1967:901

Pseudoxanthochlorus Negrobov, 1977:146

Pterostylus Mik, 1878:4

Retinitus Negrobov, 1978:86

Rhaphium Meigen, 1803:272

=Anglearia Carlier, 1835:659

=Xiphandrium Loew, 1857:36

Rhynchoschizus Dyte, 1980:223

=Schizorhynchus Parent, 1927:62

Saccopheronta Becker, 1914:215

Sarcionus Aldrich, 1901:341

Scelloides Bickel & Dyte, 1989:415

=Scelloides Parent, 1933:387

Scellus Loew, 1857:22

Scepastopyga Grootaert & Meuffels, 1997:1588

Sciapus Zeller, 1842:831

=Leptopus Fallen, 1823:23

=Psilopus Meigen, 1824:35

=Leptopus Haliday, 1832

=Stenarus Gistl, 1848:10

=Psilopodius Rondani, 1861:11

=Psilopodinus Bigot, 1889:24

=Psilopiella Van Duzee, 1914:438

=Agastoplax Enderlein, 1936:114

=Dactylodiscia Enderlein, 1936:114

=Dactylorhipis Enderlein, 1936:114

=Placantichir Enderlein, 1936:114

=Placantichir Bickel, 1994:88

Scorpiurus Parent, 1933:357

Scotiomyia Meuffels & Grootaert, 1997:248

Septocellula Hong, 1981:109

Sigmatineurum Parent, 1938:215

Somillus Brethes, 1924:110

=Ionthadophrys Van Duzee, 1930:20

Sphyrotarsus Mik, 1874:342

=Sphyrotarsus Mik, 1874:342

=Takagia Negrobov, 1973:1520

Stenopygium Becker, 1922:75

Stolidosoma Becker, 1922:213

Sybistroma Meigen, 1824:71

=Nodicornis Rondani, 1843:46

=Ozodostylus Bigot, 1859

=Nemospathus Bigot, 1859:215

=Hemospathus Bigot, 1888

Symbolia Becker, 1921:210

=Cyrtosymbolia Parent, 1931:10

Sympycnidelphus Robinson, 1964:149

Sympycnus Loew, 1857:42

=Gymnoceromyia Bigot, 1890:293

=Subsympycnus Becker, 1922:244

Syntomoneurum Becker, 1922:123

Syntormon Loew, 1857:35

=Plectropus Haliday, 1832:353

=Synarthrus Loew, 1857:35

=Bathycranium Strobl, 1892:103

=Eutarsus Loew, 1857:45

=Drymonoeca Becker, 1907:108

Syntormoneura Curran, 1926:16

Systenus Loew, 1857:34

Tachytrechus Haliday in Walker, 1851:173

=Ammobates Stannius, 1831:33

=Hammobates Rondani, 1856

=Stannia Rondani, 1857

=Gongrophora Philippi, 1875:86

=Polymedon Osten-Sacken, 1877:317

=Macellocerus Mik, 1878:5

=Psilischium Becker, 1922:93

Telmaturgus Mik, 1874:349

Teneriffa Becker, 1908:54

Tenuopus Curran, 1924:228

Terpsimyia Dyte, 1975:275

=Hadroscelus Becker, 1922:113

Tetrachaetus Bickel & Dyte, 1989:417

=Tetrachaetus Parent, 1933:436

Teuchophorus Loew, 1857:44

Thambemyia Oldroyd, 1956:210

=Conchopus Takagi, 1965:49

Thinolestris Grootert & Meuffels, 1988:32

Thinophilus Wahlberg, 1844:37

=Thinophilus Schiodte, 1844:44

=Schoenophilus Mik, 1878:9

=Pseudacropsilus Strobl, 1899:122

Thrypticus Gerstaecker, 1864:43

=Aphantotimus Wheeler, 1890:375

=Xanthotricha Aldrich, 1896:339

=Submedeterus Becker, 1916:360

Trigonocera Becker, 1902:57

Urodolichus Lamb, 1922:394

=Ounyana Hollis, 1964:228

Vetimicrotes Dyte, 1980:223

=Microtes Becker, 1918:132

Wheelerenomyia Meunier, 1908:9

Xanthina Aldrich, 1902:2

Xanthochlorus Loew, 1857:42

=Chrysochlorus Loew, 1857:48

Yumbera Bickel, 1992:1007

Unavailable generic names

Eudolichopus Frey, 1915:10

Hydrochus Fallen, 1823:5

Lasiargyra Mik, 1878:5

Leucodolichopus Frey, 1915:10

Melanodolichopus Frey, 1915:10

Perithinus Haliday, 1832:353

Plectropus Haliday, 1832:353

Acknowledgements

I am sincerely grateful to Oleg Negrobov, C.E. Dyte, Harold Robinson, Brian Pitkin, Patrick Grootaert, and Daniel Bickel, who generously provided many important publications. I thank C.E. Dyte for several valuable corrections in the list of generic names.

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Authors address

I.Ya. Grichanov, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection,

Podbelskogo 3, St.Petersburg-Pushkin, 189620, Russia.


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