Hydropeza Sinclair

Sinclair, Bradley J., 2016, Revision of the Australian species of Hydropeza Sinclair (Diptera: Empididae: Ragadinae subfam. nov.), Records of the Australian Museum 68 (1), pp. 1-22: 3

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1657

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5238170

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scientific name

Hydropeza Sinclair
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Genus Hydropeza Sinclair  

Hydropeza Sinclair, 1999: 135   . Type-species: Hydropeza longipennae (Miller)   .

Diagnosis. This genus can be identified using the key to subfamilies and genus groups in Sinclair (2011), characterized by its long and apically rounded cell cua, pterostigma absent ( Fig. 28 View Figures 26–28 ), pubescent eyes ( Fig. 13 View Figures 13–18 ), fore coxa with spine-like setae ( Fig. 14 View Figures 13–18 ), bare laterotergite and recurved labrum ( Figs 1 View Figures 1–2 , 3–6 View Figures 3–6 , 13 View Figures 13–18 ).

Description. See Sinclair (1999) for description, with the following addition: male cercus undivided and continuous posteromedially with subepandrial sclerite or often subdivided into short anterior lobe and short to elongate posterior lobe (often termed clasping cercus); posterior cercus medially continuous with subepandrial sclerite.

Remarks. There are 11 described species of Hydropeza   from New Zealand and Chile (Fig. 30) (Sinclair & McLellan, 2004; Sinclair & Plant, 2008). This study builds on these studies and describes the nine species from Australia. In a preliminary phylogenetic analysis, the H. longipennae   -group of New Zealand was assigned as sister to the remaining species of the genus. The remaining New Zealand species were assigned to a monophyletic clade (Sinclair & McLellan, 2004). The phylogeny of the Hydropeza   is reanalysed in this study (see below).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Empididae

Loc

Hydropeza Sinclair

Sinclair, Bradley J. 2016
2016
Loc

Hydropeza

Sinclair, B 1999: 135
1999