Systema Dipterorum's Checklist of Limnophora (Diptera: Muscidae) north of Mexico

The species of Limnophora and related genera are poorly known and a nomenclatural mess. The Systema Dipterorum probably serves as the only modern or recent taxonomic authority for such genera, at least for the Nearctic region. The work in Stone et al. (1965) hardly differs from this catalogue except for the addition of the species L. invada from California described by Huckett in 1966. includes L. corvina even though it is not known to occur north of Mexico, while Systema Dipterorum lists it as neotropical. Of course, it is always possible that it exists here but is unrecorded.

Checklist (10-11 species):
[Limnophora corvina (Giglio-Tos, 1893: 7): Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, ?Brazil. Chile]
Limnophora discreta Stein, 1898: 204 - Alaska to California and New Mexico, British Columbia to Newfoundland, s. to Ill.andFla.
Limnophora incrassata Malloch, 1919: 299 - Alaska,Washington, Montana, Oregon, Wyo.,Colorado
Limnophora invada Huckett, 1966: 285 - California
Limnophora femorata (Malloch, 1913: 603) - Arizona, New Mexico, BajaCalif.
= Tetramerinx femorata Malloch, 1913: 603
Limnophora narona (Walker, 1849: 945) - Washington to Alberta & Quebec, s. to Chile & Argentina; Bermuda, West Indies
= Anthomyia narona Walker, 1849: 945
= Anthomyia prominula Thomson, 1869: 550
= Homalomyia dentata Bigot, 1885: 284
= Limnophora cyrtoneurina Stein, 1898: 203
= Limnophora indecisa Stein, 1901: 198 (unavailable)
= Limnophora transmutans Stein, 1901: 214 (unavailable)
Limnophora nigripes (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) - Alaska to Greenland, s. to California,Quebec, and Newfoundland, also S.Dak.
= Limosia nigripes Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 541
Limnophora groenlandica Malloch, 1920: 147 - West Greenland
Limnophora rotundata (Collin, 1930: 256) - w Greenland
= Pseudolimnophora rotundata Collin, 1930: 256
Limnophora sinuata Collin, 1930: 256 - Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland,Favoes,Norway
= Limnophora islandica Lyneborg, 1965: 215
Limnophora uniseta Stein, 1916: 94 - Alaska to Greenland,also British Columbia, Washington, n.Europe
= Limnophora quadripunctata Curtis, 1837: 264 (nomen nudum)
= Limnophora coenosiaeformis Schnabl, 1889: 336 (nomen nudum)
= Limnophora nilotica Schnabl, 1889: 335 (nomen nudum)
= Limnophora parallelinervis Schnabl, 1889: 335 (nomen nudum)
= Limnophora lunulata Santos Abreu, 1976: 97
= Limnophora tenuiornata Santos Abreu, 1976: 91

Bigot, J.M.F. 1885. Diptères nouveaux ou peu connus. 25 partie, XXXIII: Anthomyzides nouvelles. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (1884) (6) 4: 263-304.
Collin, J.E. 1930. A revision of the Greenland species of the anthomyid genus Limnophora sens. lat. (Diptera), with figures of the male genitalia of these and many other Palaearctic species. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 78: 255-281, 13 pls.
Curtis, J. 1837. A guide to an arrangement of British Insects: being a catalogue of all the named species hitherto discovered in Great Britain and Ireland. Second Edition, Greatly enlarged. J. Pigot, Sherwood and Co. & Marshall, London. vi pp. + 294 columns.
Huckett, H.C. 1932. The North American species of the genus Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, with descriptions of new species (Muscidae, Diptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 40: 25-76, 105-158, 279-338, 7 pls.
Huckett, H.C. 1966. New species of Anthomyiidae and Muscidae from California (Diptera).Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 34: 235-305.
Lyneborg, L. 1965. On Muscidae and Anthomyiidae (Diptera) from Iceland. With the description of two new species. Opuscula Entomologica 30: 211-226.
Malloch, J.R. 1913. Three new species of Anthomyiidae (Diptera) in the United States National Museum collection. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 45[2004]: 603-607.
Malloch, J.R. 1919. New species of flies (Diptera) from California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 9: 297-312.
Malloch, J.R. 1920. Descriptions of new North American Anthomyiidae (Diptera). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 46: 133-196, 3 pls.
Santos Abreu, E. 1976. Monografia de los Anthomyidos de las Islas Canarias (Dipteros). Servicio del Aula de Cultura Elias Santos Abreu. 175 pp., 24 col. figs.
Schnabl, J. 1889. Contributions a la faune dipterologique. Trudy Russk. Ent. Obshch. 23: 313-347.
Stein, P. 1898. Nordamerikanische Anthomyiden. Beitrag zur Dipteren-fauna der Vereinigten Staaten. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift (1897) 42: 161-288.
Stein, P. 1901. Die Walker'schen aussereuropäische n Anthomyiden in der Sammlung des British Museum zu London. Zeitschrift für Systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie 1: 185-221.
Stein, P. 1916. Die Anthomyiden Europas. Tabellen zur Bestimmung derGattungen und aller mir bekannten Arten, nebst mehr oder wenigerausfuhrlichen Beschreibungen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte (1915) (A) 81(10): 1-224.
Stone, A., Sabrosky, C.W., Wirth, W.W., Foote, R.H. & Coulson, J.R. 1965. A catalog of the Diptera of America north of Mexico. Agric. Handbk 276, 1696 pp.
Thomson, C.G. 1869. Diptera. Species nova descripsit, pp. 443-614. In: Kongliga svenska fregatten Eugenies resa omkring jorden under befäl af C.A. Virgin, åren 1851-1853. 2 (Zoologi) 1, Insecta. "1868". P.A. Norstedt & Soner, Stockholm. 617 pp., pl. 9.
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Posted on 14 de junho de 2022, 02:06 PM by aispinsects aispinsects


@zdanko may be interested in working on this further

Publicado por edanko cerca de 2 anos antes

Seemingly the FL species are just the first two. It may not be hard to find a way to distinguish by patterning alone then?

Publicado por edanko cerca de 2 anos antes
Publicado por edanko cerca de 2 anos antes

In literature, they are rather easy to separate, but in specimens I looked at I think there were strange differences. That was many years ago though and I have to look at them again. This checklist was also made in my attempt at resolution.

Publicado por aispinsects cerca de 2 anos antes

Nice! Arturo, what papers do you recommend to key them apart?

Publicado por edanko cerca de 2 anos antes

I think Huckett (1932) and also his Muscidae of Canada, Alaska, etc has a key. Other papers will be needed for a more holistic view since I don't think they include all the species.

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