Abstract

The relationships of the endemic Australian genus Lenophila Guérin (=Celetor Loew) are discussed, together with some details of the subfamily classification of the Platystomatidae. It is concluded that Lenophila is a rather isolated genus with some resemblance to the Scholastinae.

A key to the 6 species of Lenophila is given. L. achilles, L. secta, L. danielsi, and L. nila are described as new species.

Some notes are given on the biology of the species, including the apparent larval association with Eucalyptus in L. dentipes and the adult and larval association with Xanthorrhoea in other species.

The alimentary system and the internal reproductive systems of male and female are described.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McAlpine and Kim, 1977, Rec. Aust. Mus. 30(13): 309–336
Author
David K. McAlpine; Se Pyong Kim
Year
1977
Title
The genus Lenophila (Diptera: Platystomatidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
30
Issue
13
Start Page
309
End Page
336
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.30.1977.391
Language
English
Date Published
06 April 1977
Cover Date
06 April 1977
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: DIPTERA; TAXONOMY
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10 February 2009
Available Online
04 March 2009
Reference Number
391
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