Thrypticus

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Thrypticus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Dolichopodidae
Subfamily: Medeterinae
Genus: Thrypticus
Gerstäcker, 1864
Diversity
at least 120 species
Synonyms

Thrypticus is a genus of long-legged flies in the family Dolichopodidae. [1] There are at least 120 described species in Thrypticus. [2] [3] [4] [5] At least two species are known to be leaf miners: T. bellus and T. smaragdinus .

Dolichopodidae family of insects

Dolichopodidae, the long-legged flies, are a large, cosmopolitan family of true flies with more than 7,000 described species in about 230 genera. The genus Dolichopus is the most speciose, with some 600 species.

Leaf miner Larva of an insect that lives in and eats the leaf tissue of plants

A leaf miner is the larva of an insect that lives in and eats the leaf tissue of plants. The vast majority of leaf-mining insects are moths (Lepidoptera), sawflies and flies (Diptera), though some beetles also exhibit this behavior.

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Corindia is a genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae, known from the Afrotropical and Australasian realms. It is named after Corindi, a geographical place name of aboriginal origin on the New South Wales northern coast.

Hypocharassus is a genus of long-legged flies in the family Dolichopodidae. There are four described species in Hypocharassus.

Pilbara is a genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae from Australia. It contains only one species, Pilbara octava. The genus is named after the Pilbara region of Western Australia, where the genus is found. In particular, the only known location of the genus is at Millstream, Fortescue River.

<i>Sciapus</i> genus of insects

Sciapus is a genus of long-legged flies in the family Dolichopodidae. There are about 81 described species in Sciapus.

Systenus is a genus of fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Hydrophorinae subfamily of insects

Hydrophorinae is a subfamily of flies in the family Dolichopodidae.

Medeterinae subfamily of insects

Medeterinae is a subfamily of flies in the family Dolichopodidae.

Medetera arnaudi is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Medetera aberrans is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Medetera apicalis is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Chrysotus simulans is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Neurigona aestiva is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Thrypticus violaceus is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Argyra flavipes is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Chrysotus halteralis is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

Thrypticus willistoni is a species of long-legged fly in the family Dolichopodidae.

References

  1. Bickel, D. J. (1986). "Thrypticus and an allied new genus, Corindia, from Australia (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)". Records of the Australian Museum. 38: 135–151. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.179.
  2. "Thrypticus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. "Browse Thrypticus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  4. "Thrypticus". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  5. "Thrypticus Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-30.