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Keyword: Erebomyia

A new synonymy in Erebomyia (Diptera: Dolichopodidae)

Publications Posted on: August 25, 2011
The long-legged fly genus Erebomyia Runyon & Hurley was erected in 2004 for E. exalloptera Runyon & Hurley, a species whose males display uniquely asymmetrical wings (Runyon & Hurley 2004). Three additional species of Erebomyia have since been described: E. aetheoptera Hurley & Runyon, E. akidoptera Hurley & Runyon, and E.

A review of Erebomyia (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), with descriptions of three new species

Publications Posted on: June 30, 2009
The genus Erebomyia is reviewed and a key is provided for the four known species, three of which are described here: Erebomyia aetheoptera n. sp., E. akidoptera n. sp., and E. ramseyensis n. sp. The type species, E. exalloptera Runyon & Hurley, is redescribed and the male genitalia illustrated.

A new genus of long-legged flies displaying remarkable wing directional asymmetry

Publications Posted on: January 16, 2009
A previously unknown group of flies is described whose males exhibit directional asymmetry, in that the left wing is larger than, and of a different shape from, the right wing. To our knowledge, wing asymmetry of this degree has not previously been reported in an animal capable of flight. Such consistent asymmetry must result from a leftÂright axis during development, a level of differentiation whose existence has been questioned for insects.