Last literature on the family Dolichopodidae as it appeared in Zoological Record, 2001-2002

Last updated: 20 December 2002

Andreeva,-RV; Brodskaya,-NK; Glukhova,-VM; Grichanov,-IYa; Krivosheina,-MG; Kuznetsov,-SYu; Kuznetsova,-NV; Lantsov,-VI; Makarchenko,-EA; Narchuk,-EP; Przhiboro,-AA; Shamshev,-IV; Yankovskii,-AV
[Opredelitel presnovodnykh bespozvonochnykh Rossii i sopredelnykh territorii. Tom 4: vysshie nasekomye dyukrylye.] 
Key to freshwater invertebrates of Russia and adjacent lands. Vol. 4: higher insects: Diptera.
Nauka, St. Petersburg. 1999: 1-998.
Diptera-: Russia-, Distribution-and-identification-keys, Key-to-families-and-suborders;
Blephariceridae-, Chironominae-, Diamesinae-, Podonominae-, Prodiamesinae-, Tanypodinae- ( Chironomidae- ) , Psychodinae- ( Psychodidae- ) , Simuliidae-, Thaumaleidae-, Brachycera-, Ephydridae-, Chrysogasterina- ( Syrphidae- ) , Dolichopodidae-, Empididae-, Scatophagidae- : Russia.

Dolichopodini Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888 (Insecta, Grylloptera): Spelling emended to Dolichopodaini, so removing the homonymy with Dolichopodidae Latreille, 1809 (Insecta, Diptera).
Bulletin-of-Zoological-Nomenclature. [print] 28 June, 2002; 59 (2): 139-140.
ST:  Diptera-: Insecta-, Arthropoda-, Invertebrata-, Animalia-; Insecta-: Arthropoda-, Invertebrata-, Animalia-
Dolichopodidae- (Diptera-); Dolichopodini- (Insecta-)

Beaulieu-Frederic ; Wheeler-Terry-A 
Insects (Diptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera) reared from wetland monocots (Cyperaceae, Poaceae, Typhaceae) in southern Quebec.
Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, PQ, H9X 3V9; E-Mail:, Canada
Proceedings-of-the-Entomological-Society-of-Washington. [print] April, 2002; 104 (2): 300-308.
Information about feeding habits and host-plants is given for 24 species of insects reared from the stem or leaves of wetland herbaceous monocots, primarily Carex lacustris Willd. and Phalaris arundinacea L., in southern Quebec. Nineteen species of Diptera in eight families (1 Dolichopodidae, 2 Otitidae, 1 Anthomyzidae, 1 Agromyzidae, 1 Chamaemyiidae, 1 Sphaeroceridae, 11 Chloropidae, 1 Scathophagidae), three Lepidoptera in the families Cosmopterigidae, Elachistidae, and Noctuidae, and two weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) were reared from four species of host plants. Seven species are phytophagous primary invaders, thirteen are secondary invaders (mostly saprophagous) inside the burrows of primary invaders, two are predators of aphids and other invertebrates living on the leaves of the plants, and two have unknown feeding habits.

Die Langbeinfliegen-Emergenz 1987 des Bergbaches Vesser in Thueringer Wald (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Gothaer Emergenz-Untersuchungen im Biosphaerenreservat Vessertal Nr. 32. 
[Emergence of long-legged flies in 1987 from the Vesser mountain stream in the Thuringian Forest (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). Gotha Emergence Studies in the Vessertal Biosphere Nature Reserve. No. 32.]
Museum der Natur Gotha, Parkallee 15, 99867 Gotha, Germany
Abhandlungen-und-Berichte-des-Museums-der-Natur-Gotha. 2000; 21: 36-40
Dolichopodidae-: Emergence-, Species-diversity, Stream-, Mountain-stream, Germany-, Thuringian-Forest, Vesser-mountain-stream, Emergence-records, species-diversity-significance

Rote Liste der Langbeinfliegen (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) Thueringens. 1. Fassung, Stand: 11/2000. 
[Red list of the long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) of Thuringia. 1st edition: 11/2000.]
Bruehl 2, D-99867 Gotha, Germany
Naturschutzreport. 2001; 18: 259-262
Dolichopodidae-: Endangered-status, Red-list-species, Checklists-, Germany-, Thuringia-, Endangered-species-list

New World Achradocera in Hawai'i, Tonga, and French Polynesia, with discussion of the genus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Entomology Section, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000; E-Mail:, Australia
Bishop-Museum-Occasional-Papers. [print] 15 September, 2000;  (64): 14-20.
Achradocera-arcuata (Diptera-): Dolichopodidae-, description-, new-record; Achradocera-barbata (Diptera-): Dolichopodidae-, synonym-; Chrysotus-insularis (Diptera-): Dolichopodidae-, new-combination

The oriental genus Mastigomyia becker (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Entomology Section, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000:, Australia
Raffles-Bulletin-of-Zoology. [print] 2 July, 1999; 47 (1): 287-294.
The genus Mastigomyia Becker is redefined, and is a member of subfamily Sympycninae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). The genus is based on male secondary sexual characters of the antenna: an elongate first flagellomere, which bears a highly reduced and bristle-like arista. Mastigomyia is known only from the Oriental region, and comprises four species, M. gratiosa Becker, from Taiwan, Laos and Japan (Ryukyus), M. anomalicerus (Hollis), n. comb., from Nepal, and two new species, M. trangensis from Thailand, and M. amami from the Ryukyus.

Biodiversitet in einem naturnahen, mit einem Seeabfluss beginnenden bach des norddeutschen tieflandes (Unterer Schierenseebach, Schleswig-Holstein). Eine oekologisch kommentierte Zusammenstellung der bislang nachgewiesenen pflanzen- und tierarten.
[Biodiversity in a natural brook originating at a lake outflow in the northern German lowlands (Unterer Schierenseebach, Schleswig-Holstein). An ecologically commented preliminary inventory of animal and plant species.]
Teichgarten 12a, D-38300, Wolfenbuettel, Germany
Faunistisch-Oekologische-Mitteilungen-Supplement. [print] 2001;  (30): 5-79.
At present, our knowledge of the biodiversity, in other words the multitude of animal and plant species living in the running waters, is very insufficient. This is the case for the high-mountain and mountain brooks and in particular for the lowland brooks. Therefore, we started 25 years ago to investigate one of the brooks of the Northern German Lowlands, the Lower Schierensee Brook, and examined its flora and especially its fauna in the course of several ecologically oriented studies. The Lower Schierensee Brook was an ideal object for our studies, because it is one of the few lowland brooks, which is still relatively unimpaired by human influences, so that a biocoenosis typical for running waters in this location could be expected. The lower Schierensee Brook is located in the glacial landscape of the eastern Schleswig-Holstein. It is the outlet of a eutrophic lake and flows after 730 m into another lake. The upper lake causes an increasing pH-value and also an increasing temperature and oxygen concentration. Forest lines the beginning and end parts of the brook (Upper and Lower Forest Part) and shades the water. The woods lining the middle part of the brook have been felled more than half a century ago to create space for pastures. In every vegetation period dense stands of emerse macrophytes developed in the brook because of the unimpeded insolation. They suppressed the brook's current and took away the viability of the running-water biocoenosis. For that reason we planted several lines of alders (Alnus glutinosa) at both banks in the middle part of the Lower Schierensee Brook (the so-called Meadow Part) at the beginning of our studies in 1977. Within a few years the alders had grown enough to reduce the development of the macrophytes in the brook's bed and thereby securing the brooks current, so that a resettlement of rheobiontic and rheophilous organisms out of the Upper and Lower Forest Parts could start. At the beginning of the planting the vegetation of the brook's bed and both banks have been mapped, as well as the change of the vegetation caused by the growing trees and their shading. About 10 years ago the growing of the alders weakened. They were strongly attacked by alder leaf beetles (Agelastica alni; Chrysomelidae). Many alders died and were replaced by willows (Salix cinerea, Salix aurita) in fall 1997. In addition to the mapping of the Pteridophyta (6 species) and Spermatophyta(139 species) in the brook and on its banks the Diatomeae (Bacillariophyceae) of the Lower Schierensee Brook have been examined. They exist in 160 different species in the brook. Some of them come from the upper lake and are washed in great numbers into the brook, where they sink onto the ground and die. From the Lower Schierensee Brook's fauna only groups of Metazoa have been examined so far. The total number of metazoan species found in the brook is 612. All these species are for the first time compiled in this publication from many different and partly unpublished studies and presented together with ecological results. The Insecta show by far the greatest number of species. With 478 species they have a total share of 78.1% of the total number of metazoan species. The largest group within the Insecta are the Diptera with their 320 species, a share of 67% of all Insecta. The family with the by far most species within the insects and the Metazoa are the Chironomidae. 196 species of them could be found in the Lower Schierensee Brook, meaning that every third metazoan species is a chironomid. Within the Diptera the Ceratopogonidae with 60 species are the second largest and the Psychodidae with 17 species the third largest group. The four Nematocera families Pediciidae, Limonildae, Tipulidae, and Cylindrotomidae can be included into the brooks fauna only with a few species; in the alder forest adjoining the Lower Schierensee Brook many different species of these families could be caught, but their larvae live in habitats which do not belong to the brook itself. Also, of the Empididae (12 species) and the Dolichopodidae (10 species) only a few species can be counted to the brooks fauna. In the emergence traps even in aquatic locations imagines of many species of both families were caught, but they penetrated the traps from the outside, meaning that their larvae did not develop in aquatic or semiaquatic environments. Within the Insecta the Diptera are followed by the Coleoptera with 67, the Trichoptera with 38 and the Odonata with 26 species. The Ephemeroptera (12 species) and even more the Plecoptera (2 species) are of lesser importance in the Lower Schierensee Brook. This is one major difference between the lowland streams and the high-mountain and mountain streams. Except the Insecta the Mollusca (26 Gastropoda and 17 Bivalvia species), Oligochaeta (33 species), Hydrachnidia (19 species), and Pisces (17 species) are the most extensive groups. The individual animal groups are compared with other streams mainly of the North German Lowlands concerning their number of species. Several metazoan groups have not yet been examined in the Lower Schierensee Brook. Many different species can be expected in particular from the Nematoda and Rotatoria. It can be assumed that the total number of metazoan species in the Lower Schierensee Brook amount to 800-1000, so that the biodiversity is as high as in the other brooks in Central Europe, that have so far been examined intensively. In contrast to these other brooks the Lower Schierensee Brook has a length of only 730 m, so that an extremely high complexity and confinement of the environment structure must be assumed. Among the 612 metazoan species, that are known in the Lower Schierensee Brook so far, are 21 rheotypical elements of fauna. These are rheophious or rheobiontic species, that are susceptible to anthropogenic changes (brook's structure, water quality) and that demonstrate with their high numbers of occurrences the closeness to nature of the Lower Schierensee Brook. Many species of the Lower Schierensee Brook are part of the Red List of endangered species. The range of endangered species begins with snails (6 species) and mussels (9 species) and ends with fishes (6 species). Moreover, the Lower Schierensee Brook is a biotope for many rare and even extremely rare species; only the two snails Marstoniopsis scholtzi and Anisus vorticulus, the three mussels Pseudanodonta complanata, Unio crassus, and Pisidium pseudosphaerium, the ground bug Aphelocheirus aestivalis, and the fly Atrichops crassipes may be cited here.

Brunel-Etienne ; Blasco-Zumeta-Javier
Premiere liste des Dolichopodides de Los Monegros (nord-est de l'Espagne) captures en 1989 et 1990 dans une foret de Juniperus thurifera L. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae).
[First inventory of Dolichopodid flies at Los Monegros (N-E Spain) catched in 1989 and 1990 in a Juniperus thurifera L. forest (Diptera, Dolichopodidae).]
INRA, UMR BiO3P Domaine de la Motte, F-35653, Le Rheu Cedex, France
Bulletin-de-la-Societe-Entomologique-de-France. [print] Decembre, 2001; 106 (5): 463-472.
This first inventory of Los Monegros region gives 22 species of Dolichopodidae of which 9 are new for Spain: Sciopus longulus, Chryptophleps kerteszi, Medetera gussakowski, M. sylvestris, M. saxatilis, Syntormon pumilis and three will be described: one Medetera and two Sciopus. Some facts on the trap efficiency and phenology of the most abondant species are given.

Algunos dolicopodidos capturados en Espana (Diptera, Dolichopodidae). 
Some dolichopodids collected in Spain (Diptera, Dolichopodidae).
Avda. Principe de Asturias 30, atico 1, E-08012 Barcelona, Spain
Boletin-de-la-SEA. 2001 Octubre; 29: 107-108
Dolichopodidae-: Spain-, Distributional-faunal-list

Micropygus vagans Parent (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) still resident in Ireland.
43 Eastfield Road, Burhnam, Slough, Berks SL1 7EL, UK
British-Journal-of-Entomology-and-Natural-History. 2000 October; 13(3): 145
Micropygus-vagans ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Republic-of-Ireland, Dublin-, Distributional-records

The dipterological interest of coastal seepages. Rare or scarce flies found at seepages on the low clay cliffs south of Sewerby.
Yorkshire-Naturalists-Union-Bulletin. 2000; 34: 25; (Supplement)
Dicranomyia-goritiensis, Idiocera-bradleyi ( Limoniidae- ) , Melanostolus-melancholicus, Tachytrechus-notatus ( Dolichopodidae- ) , Oxycera-morrisii ( Stratiomyidae- ) : Marine-shore-habitat, Cliff-habitat, Soil-habitat, Coastal-seepages, England-, East-Yorkshire, Flamborough-Head, Sewerby-area, Rare-species-recorded-at-coastal-seepages, note-

Diestelhorst,-Olaf ; Lunau,-Klaus
Beobachtungen zur Verbreitung von Dolichopodiden (Diptera) in Ostwestfalen und der Umgebung von Duesseldorf (NRW). 
Observations on the distribution of dolichopodid flies (Diptera) in East Westfalia and the environment of Duesseldorf (NRW).
Institute fuer Neurobiologie, AG Zoologie und Didaktic der Biologie der Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstr. 1, D-40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Acta-Biologica-Benrodis. 2001; 11(1-2): 79-88
Dolichopodidae-: Germany-, North-Rhine-Westphalia, East-Westfalia-and-Duesseldorf-area, Annotated-faunal-list-and-distribution-including-new-record;
Acropsilus-niger ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Germany-, New-record

Diestelhorst,-Olaf ; Lunau,-Klaus
Leben in der Krone - Farbschalenfaenge von Dolichopodiden im Kronenraum einer Buche. 
Living in the top - coloured pan tap catches of dolichopodid flies in the canopy of a beech tree.
Institute fuer Neurobiologie, AG Zoologie und Didaktic der Biologie, Universitaetsstr. 1, D-40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Mitteilungen-der-Deutschen-Gesellschaft-fuer-Allgemeine-und-Angewandte-Entomologie. 2001 Dezember; 13(1-6): 543-546
Dolichopodidae-: Community-structure, Beech-tree-canopy, Germany-, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Beech-tree-canopy-community-structure

Diestelhorst-O ; Lunau-K 
Studies on the attractivity of black water traps for dolichopodid flies (Dolichopodidae, Diptera).
Institut fuer Neurobiologie, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf, Germany
Zoology-Jena. [print] 2001; 103 (Supplement 3): 107.
Chrysotus-spp. (Diptera-); Syntormon-pallipes (Diptera-); Systenus-bipartitus (Diptera-): imago-; Systenus-pallipes (Diptera-): imago-; Systenus-scholtzii (Diptera-): imago-; Systenus-tener (Diptera-): imago-

Dolezal-P ; Zeleny-J 
Bark beetles (Scolytidae, Col.) and their insect bioregulators in mountain spruce stands.
Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice; E-Mail:, Czech Republic
Journal-of-Forest-Science-Prague. [print] 2001; 47 (Special Issue 2): 73-76.
The biodiversity and abundance of the bark beetles and their predators and parasitoids on spruce has been studied since 1998 in the area of Modrava. Among the 13 identified bark beetle species dominated: Polygraphus poligraphus, Crypturgus pusillus and Ips typographus. The most abundant predatory and parasitoid species included: Roptorocerus xylophagorum, Rhopalicus tutella, Cosmophorus klugii, Dendrosoter middendorffii (Hymenoptera, fam. Pteromalidae, Braconidae), Medetera signaticornis, Lonchea bruggeri (Diptera, fam. Dolichopodidae, Lonchaeidae), Placusa pumilio (Coleoptera, fam. Staphylinidae). The quantitative occurrence of bioregulators in samples varied from 7 to 83 % (100% = all insects in the sample). In the samples with high population density the bioregulators were able to reduce the bark beetles significantly.

Dolichopodini Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1888 (Insecta, Grylloptera): Spelling emended to Dolichopodaini, so removing the homonymy with Dolichopodidae Latreille, 1809 (Insecta, Diptera).
Bulletin-of-Zoological-Nomenclature. 2002 28 June; 59(2): 139-140
Dolichopodidae-: Action-by-Commission, Amendment-to-entry-on-Official-List, Concerning-authorship-and-publication-date, p.-139;
Dolichopoda-Bolivar-1880 ( Saltatoria- ) : Action-by-Commission, Placed-on-Official-List, With-stem-ruled-as-Dolichopoda-, p.-139;
Dolichopodaini-Brunner-von-Wattenwyl-1888 ( Saltatoria- ) : Action-by-Commission, Placed-on-Official-List, Emendation-of-Dolichopodini-Brunner-von-Wattenwyl-1888, p.-139;
Dolichopodini-Brunner-von-Wattenwyl-1888 ( Saltatoria- ) : Action-by-Commission, Placed-on-Official-Index, Emendation-to-Dolichopodaini-Brunner-von-Wattenwyl-1888, p.-139;
Gryllus- ( Tettigonia- )  palpata-Sulzer-1776 ( Saltatoria- ) : Action-by-Commission, Placed-on-Official-List, p.-139

Some wetland Diptera of a disused brick-pit.
Orchid House, Burridge, Axminster, Devon EX13 7DF, UK
British-Journal-of-Entomology-and-Natural-History. 2002 May; 15(1): 9-23
Diptera records were collated for several years of collecting at a disused brick-pit containing many temporary pools and a lake. The fauna included many uncommon species and a few coastal species whose presence is attributed to salinity from the clay. The numbers of Ephydridae and Dolichopodidae from areas with different hydrological characteristics are highest in areas of shallow pools and seasonal inundation and lowest at the shore of the lake. Species that are normally abundant in surrounding wetlands are scarce in the pit, suggesting that the low nutrient status of the water makes this site unusual in the nutrient-rich arable countryside of the Fens.

Dzhambazov-Balik ; Beschovski-Venelin
New records of Empidoidea fauna from Bulgaria (Diptera: Atelestidae, Microphoridae, Hybotidae, Empididae).
"Paissij Hilendarski" Plovdiv University, 24, Tzar Assen St., 4000, Plovdiv:, Bulgaria
Acta-Zoologica-Bulgarica. [print] August, 2000; 52 (1): 3-7.
34 species new to the Bulgarian fauna are presented in this publication. With this report the number of Empidoidea species in Bulgaria (excluding Dolichopodidae) rises to 210. 22 of these species are new to the Balkan Peninsula. Four genera (Atelestus, Oedalea, Trichina and Heleodromia) and a family Atelestidae are also new to the Bulgarian fauna.

A new species of Hawaiian Campsicnemus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from rosettes of the lobeliad Lobelia gloria-montis (Campanulaceae) on Maui.
Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817-2704, USA
Bishop-Museum-Occasional-Papers. 2000 15 August; 62: 1-3
Campsicnemus-gloriamontis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Associations-, Lobelia-gloriamontis ( Plant- ) , Pacific-Ocean-islands, New-species, plant-associate
Campsicnemus-gloriamontis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Sp-nov, Pacific-Ocean-islands, Hawaii-, Maui-, Pu'u-Kukui, Associated-with-Lobelia-gloriamontis ( Plant- ) , p.-1, fig'd

A new species of Sigmatineurum (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from seeps in Waimanu Valley on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817-2704, USA
Bishop-Museum-Occasional-Papers. 2000 15 September; 63: 31-33
Sigmatineurum-englundi ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Pacific-Ocean-islands, New-species

Water-skating Campsicnemus of the Marquesas Islands, including two new species (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
J. Linsley Gressit Center for Entomological Research, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-2704, USA
Journal-of-the-New-York-Entomological-Society. 2000 Winter; 107(4): 289-296
Campsicnemus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Pacific-Ocean-islands, Key-to-species, Marquesas-Islands, Distribution-and-systematics;
Campsicnemus-limnobates, Campsicnemus-uncleremus ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Pacific-Ocean-islands, New-species

Frantsevich-Leonid ; Gladun-Dmitri
Evolution of the middle leg basal articulations in flies (Diptera).
Schmalhausen-Institute of Zoology, B. Chmielnicki str., 15, Kiev-30, 01601; E-Mail:, Ukraine
Acta-Zoologica-Stockholm. [print] April, 2002; 83 (2): 125-147.
The morphology of the coxa and trochanter was studied in 205 species from 68 fly families to compare these structures with respect to ability to fly in a streamlined posture, with the middle legs pointing forward and pressed to the thorax. Only Brachycera are able to attain this posture. The forward turn of the coxa at this position is hindered by the junction of the coxa with the pleuron. Recovery of mobility is gained in two ways. (1) By reduction of the contact zone between coxa and pleurite, as in Asiloidea, Bombyloidea, and Empidoidea. Within these flies, the streamlined posture was recorded in Bombyliidae and in a robber-fly, Laphria flava. Others fly with their middle legs straddled laterally or trailing backwards. (2) Longitudinal splitting of the coxa into three coxites provides intracoxal mobility in most Tabanoidea and Cyclorrhapha. The hind and medial coxites rotate about the front coxite and change the coxo-trochanteral axis, thus compensating for restricted protraction. Separation of the hind coxite appears in primitive Tabanoidea, and a separate middle coxite was found in several families among the Nematocera. The streamlined posture was recorded in horse-flies, stratiomyids, and in many Cyclorrhapha except Micropezidae and Hippoboscidae. There is morphological evidence for a possible secondary fusion of coxites at least in Dolichopodidae and Opetidae as well as for the origin of Cyclorrhapha from a miniature ancestor.

Frantsevich-L-I; Gladun-D-V
Flight posture biomechanics of the middle legs in flies (Diptera).
Entomologicheskoe-Obozrenie. [print] 2000; 79 (2): 303-315.
Flight posture was recorded on tethered flying insects. Anatomical measurements were carried out on fresh insects or on preparations fixed in 70degree alcohol and macerated in 10 % NaOH. Middle legs in Nematocera, Rhagio, Empididae, Dolichopodidae, most of Asilidae slack behind or are staddled sidewards. Most of Brachycera press their fore and middle legs to the body in order to lessen their aerial resistance. The middle femur points up and backward, the tibia is bended ahead of the femur and points medially. The ability to attain the streamlined posture is related to composition of the middle coxa of movable sclerites and to the angle between the subcoxal axes (it must be over 90degree). Kinematic models of leg articulations were investigated. The complex structure of the middle coxa is the adaptation to the swift and versatile flight.

Greenslade-Penelope ; Smith-Derek 
The epigaeic arthropod fauna of Buttongrass moorland in Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601, Australia
Transactions of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. The other 99%: The conservation and biodiversity of invertebrates. [print] 1999; 1999 : 90-94.
Dolichopodidae- (Diptera-); Empididae- (Diptera-); Ephydridae- (Diptera-); Formicidae- (Hymenoptera-); Orthoptera- (Orthoptera-); Tipulidae- (Diptera-); Trichoptera- (Trichoptera-); spider- (Arachnida-)

Dvoukridli (Diptera) celedi Dolichopodidae Narodniho parku Podyji. 
[Dipterans (Deptera) of the family Dolichopodidae from the Podyji National Park.]
Machovo namesti 4, CZ-669 02 Znojmo, Czech Republic
Klapalekiana. 2001 December 31; 37(3-4): 167-172
Dolichopodidae-: Czech-Republic, Moravia-, Podyji-National-Park, Annotated-list-including-new-records;
Hercostomus-cupreus, Hercostomus-sahlbergi, Sciapus-laetus ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Czech-Republic, Moravia-, Podyji-National-Park, New-record

New Afrotropical Sciapodinae and Medeterinae with a review of Namibian Dolichopodidae (Diptera).
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, St. Petersburg, Pushkin 189620, Russia
Studia-Dipterologica. 2000; 7(2): 399-435
Dolichopodidae-: Namibia-, Key-to-genera, Systematics-and-review-of-records-including-new-records;
Condylostylus-sinclairi, Medetera-cimbebasia, Mesorhaga-kirkspriggsi, Parentia-asymmetrica ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Namibia-, New-species;
Condylostylus-ulrichi ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Kenya-, New-species;
Corindia-demoulini, Medetera-bweza ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Congo-Kinshasa, New-species;
Grootaertia-brevipennis, Grootaertia-irwini, Medetera-africana, Medetera-calvinia, Medetera-londti, Medetera-pallidotiosa, Medetera-vaalensis, Thrypticus-parabellus ( Dolichopodidae- ) : South-Africa, New-species;
Medetera-africana-senegalensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Senegal-, New-subspecies;
Medetera-praedator-aequatorialis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Burundi-, Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania-, New-subspecies;
Medeterinae-, Sciapodinae- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Ethiopian-region, Afrotropical-region, New-records;
Teuchophorus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Ethiopian-region, Afrotropical-region, New-record

Grichanov-Igor ; Danielsson-Roy
Dolichopodidae (Diptera) new to the Swedish fauna.
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, Saint Petersburg, Pushkin, Russia
Entomologisk-Tidskrift. [print] September, 2001; 122 (3): 131-134.
Examination by the first author of unsorted material of Dolichopodidae deposited in Lund Zoological Museum and collected mainly during the last 40 years by R. Danielsson and H. Andersson has resulted in many new province records and an additional 12 species new to Sweden. The species reported new to Sweden are: Chrysotus blepharosceles, C. palustris, C. suavis, Cryptophleps kerteszi, Dolichopus subpennatus, Hercostomus argentifrons, H. blankaartensis, Medetera senicula, Rhaphium gravipes, Syntormon monilis, Thrypticus intercedens and T. tarsalis.

Afrotropical Neurigoninae and notes on the diaphorine genus Dactylonotus PARENT (Diptera Dolichopodidae).
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, Saint Petersburg-Pushkin, 189620; E-Mail:, Russia
Belgian-Journal-of-Entomology. [print] 24 November, 2000; 2 (2): 257-271.
New records for known African species and descriptions of 2 new species are given in this paper: Tenuopus ntchisi sp. nov. from Malawi and Tenuopus taitensis sp. nov. from Kenya. Saucropus univittatus LOEW is redescribed and transferred to Dactylonotus. A revised catalogue of Afrotropical Neurigoninae and a key to Tenuopus species are also presented.

Dolichopodidae (Diptera: Empidoidea).
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, St. Petersburg, Pushkin, 189620:, Russia
Cimbebasia-Memoir. [print] 30 November, 2000;  (9): 227-230.
The majority of Dolichopodidae species collected on the Brandberg were trapped using light traps as opposed to Malaise traps and yellow pan traps. Eight Brandberg species represent only a small part of the Namibian fauna: Asyndetus virgatus Curran, Campsicnemus caffer Curran, Chrysotus inconspicuus Loew, Hydrophorus praecox Lehmann, Medetera capensis Curran, Medetera sp. nov., Sympycnus munroi Curran, Thrypticus kataevi Grichanov. They represent seven genera and four subfamilies: Diaphorinae, Hydrophorinae, Medeterinae and Sympycnynae. The numbers of individuals trapped were considerably more numerous in the surrounding Namib plains than on the Brandberg itself. Both recorded species of Medetera Fisher von Waldheim were only represented in samples from high altitudes.

West-Palearctic species of the genus Ludovicius Rondani, 1843 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Podbelskogo 3, Saint Petersburg-Pushkin, 189620, Russia
Russian-Entomological-Journal. [print] September, 2000; 9 (3): 269-274.
Ludovicius israelensis sp.n. and L. golanicus sp.n. from Israel and L. sinaiensis sp.n. from Egypt are described. A catalogue of known species and a key to West-Palearctic species of Ludovicius are given. Taxonomical position of the genus is discussed.

Grootaert,-Patrick ; Meuffels,-Henk
Notes on marine dolichopodid flies from Thailand (Insecta: Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Raffles-Bulletin-of-Zoology. 2001 31 December; 49(2): 339-353
A preliminary report is given on the marine Dolichopodidae from the Thai coasts of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Siam. Fifteen species in 7 genera are identified. Keys to the genera and the species are provided together with short diagnoses to the species. Seven species are described as new: Cymatopus thaicus, new species, Thinolestris thaica, new species, Thinophilus nitens, new species, Th. parmatus, new species, Thinophilus setiventris, new species, 

Grootaert,-Patrick ; Meuffels,-Henk
Three new southeast Asian Dolichopodinae from the Hercostomus complex, with long stalked hypopygia, and with the description of a new genus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Studia-Dipterologica. 2001; 8(1): 207-216
Hercostomus-flavicans, Steleopyga-dactylocera ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Thailand-, New-species;
Steleopyga-zygolipes ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Philippines-, New-species

Grootaert-Patrick ; Meuffels-Henk-J-G 
Description of Chaetogonopteron chaeturum sp. n., a very common dolichopodid fly from South Thailand (Insecta Diptera Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000, Brussels; E-Mail:, Belgium
Belgian-Journal-of-Entomology. [print] 8 October, 1999; 1 (2): 335-341.
Chaetogonopteron chaeturum sp. n., belonging to an ancestral group in the genus, is described and illustrated. It is an eurytopic species, mainly found in humid, shaded areas. It is common and widespread in South Thailand (found in 88% of the sampled localities at the end of the rainy season), and it is also supposed to occur in the rest of Thailand, as evidenced by observations in Central and Northeast Thailand.

Grootaert-Patrick ; Meuffels-Henk-J-G 
Discovery of Terpsimyia semicincta (Becker), a marine dolichopodid fly in the Gulf of Siam (Insecta Diptera Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000, Brussels; E-Mail:, Belgium
Belgian-Journal-of-Entomology. [print] 8 March, 1999; 1 (1): 153-159.
Terpsimyia semicincta (BECKER, 1922) was re-discovered for the first time since its description. It was found on the cliffs on the beach of Sam Roi Yot National Park in the Gulf of Siam. A detailed re-description is given and the species is classified now in the subfamily Diaphorinae. Instead of having a single pair of ornamented legs, the male exhibits remarkable secondary sexual characters on all three pairs of legs.

Diptera Dolichopodidae, long-legged flies.
Department of Zoology, University of Uppsala, Villavagen 9, S-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
Nilsson, Anders [Ed.]. Aquatic insects of North Europe. A taxonomic handbook. Volume 2: Odonata - Diptera. Apollo Books, Stenstrup. 1997: 1-440. Chapter pagination: 345.
Dolichopodidae-: Checklists-, Palaearctic-region, North-Europe, Aquatic-taxa, biology-, identification-and-checklist

Lunau,-Klaus ; Diestelhorst,-Olaf
Aktivitaet und Balzverhalten von Medetera spec. (Dolichopodidae, Diptera). 
[Activity and mating behaviour of Medetera spec. (Dolichopodidae, Diptera).]
Institut fuer Neurobiologie, AG Zoologie und Didaktik der Biologie, Universitaetsstr. 1, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Verhandlungen-Westdeutscher-Entomologentag. 2000; 1999: 153-158
Medetera- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Courtship-, Mating-, Light-and-temperature-influence, Distribution-within-habitat, Habitat-preference, Light-, Temperature-

Martin-Dianne-C; Neely-Robert-K 
Benthic macroinvertebrate response to sedimentation in a Typha angustifolia L. wetland.
Department of Biology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197; E-Mail:, USA
Wetlands-Ecology-and-Management. [print] October, 2001; 9 (5): 441-454.
Fiberglass mesh enclosures (1 X 1 m2) in a Typha angustifolia L. marsh were employed to examine the effects of clay additions on the resident macroinvertebrate communities. Total invertebrate density, insect density, and number of insect families decreased significantly by 33%, 37%, and 17%, respectively, in enclosures receiving sediment. More specifically, incoming clay adversely affected densities of Coleoptera larvae, Diptera larvae, Megaloptera larvae, Odonata larvae, Pelecypoda, and Gastropoda. Densities of specific families within the Diptera (larvae) and Coleoptera were also affected; Dolichopodidae, Stratiomyidae, Hydrophilidae, Tabanidae, Dytiscidae adults, and Scirtidae larvae decreased significantly in numbers in sedimented enclosures. In contrast, the effect of sedimentation on Carabidae (adults and larvae) and Dytiscidae larval densities varied significantly with time, whereby densities were higher in the sedimented treatment only for the initial two months of the study. Densities of predator-engulfer, collector-filterer, and scraper feeding groups were reduced in sedimented plots by 28%, 44%, and 27%, respectively. Significant short- and long-term increases in turbidity and suspended solids in enclosures treated with clay, as well as sediment deposition, were probably responsible for changes in the invertebrate communities.

Redescription of Liancalus zhenzhuristi Negrobov (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Japan, with description of immature stages and biological notes.
Systematic Laboratory, Lake Biwa Museum, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-0001, Japan
Entomological-Science. 2001 March 25; 4(1): 109-119
A torrenticolous dolichopodid species, Liancalus zhenzhuristi Negrobov, 1979, is redescribed and illustrated including the first description of the female. The pupa and final instar larva are also described and biological notes are given. A checklist of the world species of Liancalus Loew and a key to all six named East Asian species of the genus are also provided.

Two new species of the torrenticolous genus Diostracus Loew (Diptera: Dolichopodidae), with biogeographical notes on the Japanese fauna.
Systematic Laboratory, Lake Biwa Museum, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-0001, Japan
Entomological-Science. 2000 December 25; 3(4): 675-685
Two new species of Diostracus Loew of the family Dolichopodidae are described and illustrated from Japan. A key to all 14 Japanese species of the genus is included, and their distributions are mapped and discussed.

Meuffels-Henk-JG; Grootaert-Patrick 
Diptera Dolichopodidae of New Caledonia. 2. The genus Phrudoneura Meuffels & Grootaert, 1987.
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000, Brussels; E-Mail:, Belgium
Annales-de-la-Societe-Entomologique-de-France. [print] Janvier-Juin, 2002; 38 (1-2): 71-78.
Phrudoneura, described from Papua New Guinea on the basis of a single species, seems to have radiated in New Caledonia. Five new species are reported and illustrated: Phrudoneura maculata, Phr. matilei, Phr. picta, Phr. obscura and Phr. parva. A key is given to the six known species.

Meyer,-H ; Heller,-K; Reinke,-H-D
Langbein-und Tanzfliegen (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae) in Salzwiesen der Nord- und Ostsee Schleswig-Holsteins und ihre zonale Einnischung im Ueberflutungsgradienten. 
Long-legged flies and dance flies (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae) in salt marshes of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea of Schleswig-Holstein and their zonation within the inundation gradient.
Forschungsstelle fuer Oekotechnologie, Universitaet Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, Kiel, Germany
Entomologica-Basiliensia. 2000 1 September; 22: 303-307
Dolichopodidae-, Empididae-, Hybotidae- : Life-cycle, Phenology-, Zonation-, Salt-marsh, Water-movements, Water-inundation-gradient, Germany-, Schleswig-Holstein, Baltic-and-North-Sea-coasts, Phenology-and-zonation, water-inundation-gradient-relations, salt-marshes

Die Langbein- und Tanzfliegenfauna (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae, Microphoridae) eines Erlen-Eschen-Buchen-Waldes in der Marienhoelzung am Stadtrand von Flensburg (Schleswig-Holstein). 
[The long-legged and dance fly fauna (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae, Empididae, Hybotidae, Microphoridae) of Marienhoelzung alder-ash-beech wood near the city of Flensburg (Schleswig-Holstein).]
Oekologiezentrum, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet, Olshausenstr. 40, D-24098 Kiel, Germany
Mitteilungen-der-Deutschen-Gesellschaft-fuer-Allgemeine-und-Angewandte-Entomologie. 2001 Dezember; 13(1-6): 471-476
Empidoidea- ( Orthorrhapha- ) : Community-structure, Woodlands-survey, Forest-and-woodland, Deciduous-woodland, Germany-, Schleswig-Holstein, Flensburg-, Woodlands-community-structure

Prove sperimentali per l'allevamento di Ditteri predatori del gen. Medetera (Diptera Dolichopodidae): (5[degree] Contributo alla conoscenza dei Ditteri predatori in ambiente serricolo). 
Rearing methods for predacious Diptera of genus Medetera (Diptera Dolichopodidae).
Istituto di Entomologia Agraria, Universita degli Studi, Via Celoria 2, I-20133, Milano, Italy
Bollettino-di-Zoologia-Agraria-e-di-Bachicoltura. 2002; 34(1): 111-121
Three different rearing methods for predacious Diptera of genus Medetera Fisher von Waldheim (Dolichopodidae), found in greenhouses in Lombardia - Italy, are described. The first one is the modification of the method already used to rear Coenosia Meigen (Diptera Muscidae). The others have come from the necessity to resolve some questions arose during the test and also to simplify much more the alimentary chain to make much more easy an eventual mass rearing.

Considerazioni preliminari sulla predazione in Ditteri del gen. Medetera Fisher von Waldheim (Dolichopodidae) (4th contributo allo studio di Ditteri predatori presenti in ambiente serricolo).
[Predation activity of Diptera of the genus Medetera Fisher von Waldheim (Dolichopodidae).]
Istituto di Entomologia Agraria, Universita degli Studi, Via Celoria 2, I-20133, Milano, Italy
Bollettino-di-Zoologia-Agraria-e-di-Bachicoltura. [print] 2001; 33 (1): 43-52.
Diptera of the genus Medetera Fisher von Waldheim (Dolichopodidae) are known chiefly for being forest species preying on Scolitidae (Coleoptera). This research was carried out to better understand the polyphagy and predation activity of the adults found for the first time in some greenhouses of Lombardia (Italy). Many data about their ethology have been collected to estimate their potentiality as beneficials in pest biological control in such artificial environments.

Six new species of Systenus (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Brazil, with a key to the Neotropical species.
Institute of Plant Sciences, Applied Entomology, Clausiusstrasse 25/NW, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Studia-Dipterologica. 2000; 7(1): 59-68
Systenus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Neotropical-region, Key-to-species;
Systenus-amazonicus, Systenus-beatae, Systenus-flaviatus, Systenus-nigriatus, Systenus-rafaeli, Systenus-rarus ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Brazil-, New-species

Two new species of Mesorhaga (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Brazil, with a key to the Neotropical species.
Applied Entomology, Institute of Plant Sciences, Clausiusstrasse 25/NW, CH-8092, Zurich, Switzerland
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2000; 70: 251-254
Two new species of the Sciapodinae genus Mesorhaga are described from the Amazonas Basin in Brazil: Mesorhaga saetosa sp. n. and Mesorhaga aurata sp. n. A key to all Neotropical species of Mesorhaga is provided.

Revision of the Neotropical Neurigoninae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) II: Argentinia Parent, Dactylomyia Aldrich, Macrodactylomyia gen. nov., and Systenoides gen. nov., with the definition of a new tribe Dactylomyiini.
Institute of Plant Sciences, Applied Entomology, ETH, Clausiusstrasse 25/NW, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Studia-Dipterologica. 2002; 8(2): 475-504
Argentinia- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Neotropical-region, Key-to-species;
Argentinia-bickeli ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Chile-, New-species;
Dactylomyia-mexicana ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Mexico-, New-species;
Macrodactylomyia-magnicauda ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Brazil-, New-species;
Neurigoninae- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Phylogeny-, Neotropical-region, Systematic-revision-and-phylogenetic-analysis;
Systenoides-paraguayensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Paraguay-, New-species

Revision of the Neotropical Neurigoninae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) I: Coeloglutus Aldrich, Neotonnoiria Robinson, and Paracoeloglutus gen. nov., with the definition the tribe Coeloglutini stat. nov.
Institute of Plant Sciences, Applied Entomology, ETH Zentrum, Clausiusstrasse 25 / NW, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Studia-Dipterologica. 2001; 8(1): 189-206
Neurigoninae- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Phylogeny-, Neotropical-region, Systematics-and-phylogeny;
Paracoeloglutus-chilensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Chile-, New-species

Ohishi,-Hisashi; Sato,-Masahiko
Hercostomus zhenzhuristi Smirnov et Negrobov new to Kyoto, Japan (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Hana-Abu. 2002 March; 13: 36-37
Hercostomus-zhenzhuristi ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Japan-, Honshu-, Kyoto-, Yawata-City, Iwasimizu-, New-record

Olejnicek,-Jiri ; Bartak,-Miroslav
Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Folia-Facultatis-Scientiarum-Naturalium-Universitatis-Masarykianae-Brunensis-Biologia. 2000; 104: 191-199

A note to the genus Chaetogonopteron (Insecta: Diptera: Dolichopodidae) of India with description of two new species.
Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branisovska 31, CZ 370 05, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Journal-of-Experimental-Zoology-India. 2002 January; 5(1): 53-56
Two new species - Chaetogonopteron revanasiddaiahi sp. n. and Chaetogonopteron shettyi sp. n. are described from Bangalore, India. Further two species - Ch. albipes Lamb and Ch. apicinigrum Yang and Grootaert are recorded from India for the first time.

Dolichopus howjingleei sp. n. (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Taiwan with a key to the Oriental Dolichopus.
Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branisovska 31, CZ-37005, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Biologia-(Bratislava). 2002 April; 57(2): 147-151
Dolichopus howjingleei sp. n. is described from Taiwan. A key to Oriental species of genus Dolichopus is appended.

Olejnicek-Jiri ; Bartak-Miroslav; Mocek-Bohuslav; Vanhara-Jaromir
Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Branisovska 31, CZ - 370 05, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Acta-Universitatis-Carolinae-Biologica. [print] 2001; 45 (1-2): 189-190.
Achalcus-nigropunctatus (Diptera-): new-record; Diaphorus-disjunctus (Coleoptera-): new-record

Histological structure of cibarial pump and cephalic foregut in Asilomorpha adults (Diptera). 5. Empididae and Dolichopodidae.
Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117071; E-Mail:, Russia
Zoologicheskii-Zhurnal. [print] February, 2002; 81 (2): 212-220.
Both Empididae and Dolichopodidae have a well-developed cibarial pump and differ drastically from most Asilomorpha by the structure of the cephalic foregut. In species of both families, a portion of the foregut, topographically corresponding to the pharynx, is oesophagus-like: its intima is nonsclerotized, thin and folded; lumen cross-section is rounded; epithelial and muscular layers are well developed. A partial reduction or complete disappearance of pharyngeal dilators occurs. In Empis, Hilara and Rhamphomyia (Empidudae), pharyngeal dilators remain, but are weak. In Platypalpus (Tachydrominae) and Dolichopus species they are absent. At the same time, degeneration (up to disappearance) of pre- and postpharyngeal sphincters takes place. The pharyngeal and oesophageal portions of the foregut in Platypalpus and Dolichopus may be distinguished only by details of their wall structure. The data obtained suggest that the type of the cephalic food canal characteristic of all Cyclorrhapha originates already in higher Asilomorpha. "Disappearance" of the pharynx is likely a result of its gradual likening to the oesophagus, but not of its reduction.

Papavero,-Nelson ; Ibanez-Bernal,-Sergio
Contributions to a history of Mexican Dipterology. Part I. Entomologists and their works before the Biologia Centrali-Americana.
Museu de Zoologia and Instituto de Estudos Avancados, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Acta-Zoologica-Mexicana-Nueva-Serie. 2001 Diciembre; 84: 65-173
The life and works of entomologists who described species of Diptera from Mexico before the publication of the Biologia Centrali-Americana are presented, including some commentaries about the collectors. Here are listed all the Mexican Diptera species-names proposed by Thomas Say (15 species), Rudolph Wilhelm Wiedemann (35 species), Pierre Justin Marie Macquart (71 species), John Obadiah Westwood (5 species), Bracy Clark (1 species), Francis Walker (91 species), Luigi Bellardi (176 species), Camilo Rondani (5 species), F. Jaennicke (24 species), Edward Adolph Gerstaecker (8 species), Jaques Marie Frangille Bigot (205 species), Alfred Duges (1 species), Friedrich Moritz Brauer (3 species), F. M. Brauer & J. F. Bergenstamm (13 species), Ermanno Giglio-Tos (177 species), and Ewald Rubsaamen (2 species). Included are a total of 832 specific names of the following 51 current families (in phylogenetic order): Tipulidae, Culicidae, Simuliidae, Anisopodidae, Bibionidae, Ditomyiidae, Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Xylomyidae, Stratiomyidae, Tabanidae, Rhagionidae, Pantophtalmidae, Therevidae, Mydidae, Asilidae, Nemestrinidae, Acroceridae, Bombyliidae, Empididae, Dolichopodidae, Syrphidae, Conopidae, Micropezidae, Neriidae, Psilidae, Tanypezidae, Richardiidae, Otitidae, Platystomatidae, Tephritidae, Dryomyzidae, Sepsidae, Sciomyzidae, Lauxaniidae, Lonchaeidae, Ephydridae, Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Heleomyzidae, Rhinotoridae, Anthomyiidae, Scatophagidae, Muscidae, Hippoboscidae, Streblidae, Nycteribiidae, Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Tachinidae, and Cuterebridae. The original reference, type-locality, depository museum or collection, present taxonomic status of each name and additional references are presented.

Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Bucovina, Romania (XVII).
Muzeul de Istorie Naturala "Grigore Antipa", Sos. Kisseleff nr. 1, 79744 - Bucuresti 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 2000; 42: 143-155
NT:  Translation by: Barcan Achim, M.
We present 107 species of Dolichopodidae dipterans from Bucovina (north-eastern Romania) collected by Dr. I. Ceianu and donated to "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History. Eight species are mentioned now, for the first time from Romania. For most of the species we mentioned the biotopes. For 3 species we mentioned the characteristical elements of genitalia.

Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Romania (XIX). Additional data from the Maramures Depression, Romania.
Muzeul National de Istorie Naturala "Grigore Antipa", Sos. Kiseleff 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 2001; 43: 249-262
There is presented a list of distribution for 84 species from the whole country. Medetera murina is recorded for the first time and other 13 species are mentioned the second time in Romania. Diaphorus unguiculatus, Dolichopus falcatus and Ludovicius impar are very rare in their whole palaearctic area. The Maramures depression becomes richer with I I species not yet recorded from this zone. For many species there are mentioned not only the repartition and phenology but also their biotopes, for some ones there is recorded the opposite sex; for 5 species there are presented also drawings based on the material.

Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from the basin of Mara River; additional data from Maramures (Romania) (XVI).
Muzeul National de Istoria Naturala 'Grigore Antipa', Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 1999; 41: 505-526
Dolichopodidae-: Romania-, Maramures-Depression, Mara-River-basin, Species-list-with-distribution-records;
Chrysotus-obscuripes, Dolichopus-phaeopus, Dolichopus-tanythrix, Rhaphium-longicorne ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Romania-, New-record-and-diagnostic-morphology;
Dolichophorus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Romania-, New-record

Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Viseu Basin, Maramures (Romania) (XV).
Muzeul National de Istoria Naturala 'Grigore Antipa', Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 1998; 40: 547-560
Dolichopodidae-: Romania-, Maramures-, Viseu-Basin, Species-list;
Argyra-spoliata, Diaphorus-halteralis, Rhaphium-ensicorne, Rhaphium-rivale ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Romania-, New-record

Dolichopodidae (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Iza Valley, Maramures (Romania) (XII).
Muzeul National de Istoria Naturala 'Grigore Antipa', Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 1997; 37: 113-124
PY:  1997
Dolichopodidae-: Checklists-, General-morphology, Romania-, Maramures-, Iza-Valley, Distribution-, checklist-, new-records-and-morphology;
Diaphorus-deliquescens, Dolichopus-lepidus, Dolichopus-subpennatus, Hercostomus-separatus, Rhaphium-quadrispinosum ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Romania-, New-record

First mention of some secondary sexual features in two Romanian dipterans - Dolichopus nubilis Meigen and Hilara intermedia Fallen (Diptera: Dolichopodidae: Empididae).
Muzeul National de Istorie Naturala 'Grigore Antipa', Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 1998; 40: 347-358
Dolichopus-nubilis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Integumentary-glands, Eversible-organs, ventral-abdomen, males-, Courtship-, Romania-, Morphology-of-male-eversible-organs, probable-courtship-function;
Hilara-intermedia ( Empididae- ) : Integument-, morphology-and-inflation-method, probable-courtship-role, Courtship-, Romania-, Abdominal-pleural-sacs, females-, morphology-, inflation-and-probable-courtship-role

New data on two Dolichopodidae species (Diptera): Syntormon silvianum (Parvu, 1989) (description of the female) and Hercostomus plagiatus (Loew, 1857) from Romania (XVIII).
Muzeul de Istorie Naturala "Grigore Antipa", Sos. Kisseleff nr. 1, 79744 - Bucuresti 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 2000; 42: 157-164
It is described the female of the species Syntormon silvianum Parvu 1989, a comparison with the male is made and its Palaearctic distribution is presented. It is established the presence of the species Hercostomus plagiatus (Loew, 1857) in Romania (with drawings after a recent material), making a comparison with H. verbekei Pollet, 1993. Information on the biotopes of the two species are enclosed.

Sciapus heteropygus Parent, 1926 and Dolichopus austriacus Parent, 1927 (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from Dobrogea - the first mention in Romania (XIV).
Muzeul National de Istoria Naturala 'Grigore Antipa', Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, 79744 Bucuresti, 2, Romania
Travaux-du-Museum-National-d'Histoire-Naturelle-"Grigore-Antipa". 1998; 40: 359-366
Dolichopus-austriacus, Sciapus-heteropygus ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Romania-, New-record

Dolichopodid biodiversity and site quality assessment of reed marshes and grasslands in Belgium (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium
Journal-of-Insect-Conservation. 2001 June; 5(2): 99-116
The conservation value of grassland and reed marsh habitats in Belgium was determined on the basis of dolichopodid communities (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Four grassland and one reed marsh sites within the 'Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen' Nature Reserve (B.O.) (Ghent) were sampled with white water traps from March 1993 until March 1994. Subsequently, these soil faunas were compared with those of reed marsh habitats in 'Het Meetjeslandse Krekengebied' (M.K.) sampled in 1990. Comparisons of species communities were carried out by means of multivariate analysis techniques. The DCA and CCA on the B.O. sites produced a clear separation between the grassland and the reed marsh communities. Light intensity and soil humidity were among the most important factors determining species distributions. The comparison between the B.O. and M.K. communities revealed that sampling sites were clustered according to their geographical location rather than to habitat type. Overall species richness and diversity was not significantly different between grasslands and reed marshes. However, conservation quality estimates of the sites using the Site Conservation Quality Index (SCQI) indicated that reed marshes comprise a considerably larger number of rare and Red Data Book species. Moreover, besides typical reed marsh-inhabiting species, reed marshes also house species with other ecological affinities sometimes in rather high abundance. As a result, reed marshes are considered highly valuable for the survival of several wetland dolichopodid species.

Pollet-Marc ; De-Bruyn-Luc
An exercise in characterizing a habitat on the basis of its dolichopodid community (Diptera Dolichopodidae).
Dept of Entomology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (KBIN), Vautierstraat 29, B-1000, Brussels:,, Belgium
Bulletin-de-la-Societe-Royale-Belge-d'Entomologie. [print] Juli-December, 2000; 136 (7-12): 185-191.
A habitat characterization was made by the first author on the basis of samples of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from an unknown habitat within "De Oude Landen" Nature Reserve (Ekeren, Belgium) delivered by the second author. This was subsequently matched to a habitat description also provided by the second author. When considering only the most abundant species, it was suggested that the habitat consisted of open as well as covered sites with a very wet soil or pools in the latter. Taking into account the less abundant but more stenotopic species as well, the sampling habitat could be described as a mosaic of humid marshlands or reed marshes and canopied habitats with open water showing muddy banks. The final comparison between both descriptions revealed a considerable correspondence. Some aspects of trapping methodology and entomological inventories are discussed.

Department of Zoology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
Folia-Facultatis-Scientiarum-Naturalium-Universitatis-Masarykianae-Brunensis-Biologia. 1999; 101: 211-239
Diptera-: Bibliographies-, Checklists-, Czech-Republic, Palava-Biosphere-Reserve, Biology-, checklist-, bibliography-and-3-new-records;
Limnophora-riparia ( Muscidae- ) , Liancalus-virens ( Dolichopodidae- ) , Oxycera-trilineata ( Stratiomyidae- ) : Czech-Republic, Palava-Biosphere-Reserve, New-record

Ryall,-KL ; Smith,-SM
Reproductive success of the introduced pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda (L.) (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) on selected North American and European conifers.
Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 3B3, Canada
Proceedings-of-the-Entomological-Society-of-Ontario. 2000 December; 131: 113-121
The introduced pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda (L.) (Coleoptera, Scolytidae), constitutes a potential threat to commercially important native conifer species. Reproductive success of the beetle was compared between its primary host, Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), three native pines, specifically jack (P. banksiana Lamb.), red (P. resinosa Ait.), and white pine (P. strobus L.), and two larch species, eastern larch (Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch) and European larch (L. decidua Mill.) using naturally infested trap logs during 1997 and 1998. No female beetles initiated galleries on either larch species. In contrast, red and jack pine were readily colonized by the parental generation and produced large numbers of offspring. Greater numbers of beetles were produced per m2 (mean[plus/minus]S.E.) on red pine (733.2[plus/minus]29.1 and 1410.9[plus/minus]49.8 offspring per m2) than on Scots pine (240.1[plus/minus]56.8 and 597.8[plus/minus]570.7 offspring per m2) in 1997 and 1998, respectively. White pine was colonized by significantly fewer female beetles (110.5[plus/minus]28.6 galleries per m2) than was Scots pine (276.3[plus/minus]16.2 galleries per m2), and low numbers of offspring were produced per m2 on white pine (139.0[plus/minus]41.6 offspring per m2), suggesting that this pine is less well suited for reproduction. Beetle emergence per gallery was high on red pine (4.4[plus/minus]1.2 and 19.2[plus/minus]1.9 emergence holes/gallery in 1997 and 1998, respectively) and jack pine (1.9[plus/minus]0.3 and 19.9[plus/minus]6.5 in 1997 and 1998, respectively). Parasitism by native hymenopterans and predation by native dipterans differed significantly between the four pine species, with high parasitism levels on jack pine in both years (25.3 and 14.9% in 1997 and 1998, respectively) and very low levels on red pine (less than 2% in both years). Our work shows that T. piniperda readily colonizes at least two native pine species and that these hosts can support the production of a large number of offspring beetles, thus confirming previous North American and European research. These results highlight the potential impact of this exotic beetle on the future management of red and jack pine stands.

Records of ciliolarium in Japanese dolichopodid flies.
Rishiri Town Museum, Senhoshi, Rishiri Is., Hokkaido, 097-03, Japan
Rishiri-Studies. 1993; 12: 33-36
Dolichopodidae-: Integumentary-derivatives, Ciliolarium-, Records-, Japan-, Ciliolarium-records

Empidoidea, exclusive of Dolichopodidae (Diptera).
Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113, Bonn, Germany
Cimbebasia-Memoir. 2000 30 November; 9: 223-225
Eight species of Empidoidea (exclusive of Dolichopodidae) were represented in samples from the Brandberg Massif including: Empis (Coptophlebia) spp. 1-2 (Empidinae), Drapetis spp. 1-3, Crossopalpus spp. 1-2, and Elaphropeza sp. 1. (Tachydromiinae). Nearly all specimens were collected by Malaise traps and five of eight species, including all Empidinae were collected in April. All species collected in the Brandberg Biodiversity Survey are undescribed.

Ulrich-Hans ; Schmelz-Ruediger-M
Enchytraeidae as prey of Dolichopodidae, recent and in Baltic amber (Oligochaeta; Diptera).
Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113, Bonn, Germany
Bonner-Zoologische-Beitraege. [print] Dezember, 2001; 50 (1-2): 89-101.
A piece of Baltic amber with two inclusions, an enchytraeid worm fragment and a dolichopodid fly, is described. The morphological account of the enchytraeid fragment includes details on number, shape and distribution of the chaetae. It is the first detailed description of an oligochaete in Baltic amber. Field observations of recent Dolichopodidae preying on Enchytraeidae are reported. The available evidence suggests that the fossil worm fragment was carried into the resin by the fly as its prey. Thus, this piece provides a fossil record of predation by Dolichopodidae on Enchytraeidae, and points to a plausible explanation as to how the oligochaete worms found as rare inclusions in Baltic amber could have been trapped in the resin.

A taxonomic and biogeographic review of the invertebrates of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia (CERRA) World Heritage Area, and adjacent regions.
Department of Entomology, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia
Technical-Reports-of-the-Australian-Museum. 2002; 16: 1-208
The Gondwanan World Heritage rainforests of Australia's subtropics support an invertebrate biota that reflects diverse evolutionary histories. A high proportion of the fauna is identifiably autochthonous in origin. Four major generalizations, as to the invertebrate "values" of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia (CERRA) World Heritage Area, can be derived from the taxonomic and biogeographic information acquired during this project: (a) The CERRA region, loosely defined as that area extending from the Barrington Tops, northern New South Wales, to southeast Queensland, is a significant zoogeographic refugium in terms of the evolution of Australian invertebrate taxa. Examples occur extensively within the taxa listed in Appendix 1 and are discussed in the Overview. Particular examples are the terrestrial snail family Charopidae, the freshwater snail family Hydrobiidae, the beetle taxa Adeliini, Cyphaleini, Coprini, Denticollinae, Rutelinae, Melolonthinae, Lucanidae, flightless beetles in the family Carabidae, the fly family Drosophilidae and dolichopodid subfamily Sciapodinae, parastacid crayfish, aradid bugs, the Onychophoran family Peripatopsidae and mygalomoph spiders. (b) The CERRA region includes a high proportion of taxa with "Gondwanan" or "Old Southerr Endemic" affiliations. This group includes taxa with relatives on other Gondwanan landmasses such as South America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent, and those restricted to Australasia. Some taxa art restricted to Australia but with close relatives in either New Caledonia or New Zealand, but not both Within known ranges, individual taxa can be widespread or relictual. Examples of  "southern" fauna exist across all taxonomic levels-from species to that of subphylum. Notable higher taxonomic rank examples are the megascolecid earthworms, mygalomorph and amphectid spiders, harvestmen in the family Acropsopilionidae, the mite family Pheroliodidae, and the terrestrial snail families Athoracophoridae, Charopidae, Cystopeltidae and Rhytididae. The insects are well represented, and include the beetle family Phloeostichidae and tribes Pamborini, Migadopini, Adeliini, Epistomentini and Stigmoderini, flies in the family Pelecorhynchidae, the subfamily Arachnocampinae and the tribe Pangoniini, the moth families Hepialidae and Micropterigidae, the "birdwing" butterfly genus Ornithoptera, the hemipteran bug families Idiostolidae and Peloridiidae, the neuropteran lacewing subfamilies Kempyninae and Stenosmylinae, ambositrine and hyptiogastrine wasps, and the plecopteran families Austroperlidae, Eustheniidae and Gripopterygidae. (c) There is a substantial level of endemism within the fauna. This is very high at the species and genus level, and many of these are currently known only from single localities or from geographically restricted ranges within the CERRA region. Instances of generic and species endemism are particularly high in the snail families Hydrobiidae and Charopidae, the earthworm family Megascolecidae, the crayfish family Parastacidae, the subphylum Onychophora, and the spider suborder Mygalomorphae. Examples within the insects are the fly families Dolichopodidae, Platystomatidae, Exeretonevridae,Pelecorhynchidae and Tipulidae, the beetle tribes Onthophagini and Scarabaeini, the beetle family Carabidae and subfamily Melolonthinae, australembiid webspinners, cicadelloid and mezirine Hemiptera, oechophorine moths, and the lacewing family Hemerobiidae and the subfamily Kempyninae. The beetle family Rhinorhipidae, and the mite family Platyameridae, are restricted to the CERRA region. (d) Significant invertebrate heritage values are not restricted to taxa inhabiting rainforest vegetation. The intervening matrix of sclerophyll forests, and more rarely woodlands, shrub, heath and swamp complexes, and associated freshwater ecosystems, sustain distinctive non-rainforest invertebrate heritage values. Important higher taxa inhabiting these ecosystems are ruteline "Christmas beetles" in the tribe Anoplognathini, the family Elateridae, the speciose buprestid genus Castiarina, the tenebrionid tribe Heleini, the fly genera Pelecorhynchus and Trichophthalma, and athoracophorid, helicarionid andglacidorbid snails. Limestone outcrops are important focal points of terrestrial snail endemism and diversity. Cave systems are important for the conservation of associated, often endemic or localized, arachnid and insect faunas.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei; Masunaga,-Kazuhiro
Two new genera and four new species of Dolichopodinae from China and Nepal (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing, 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Entomological-Science. 2001 June 25; 4(2): 175-184
Allohercostomus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Nepal-, China-, Key-to-species;
Allohercostomus-chinensis, Parahercostomus-orientalis, Parahercostomus-triseta ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Yunnan-, New-species;
Allohercostomus-nepalensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Nepal-, New-species;
Dolichopodinae- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Oriental-region, Key-to-genera

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
A review of the Chinese species of the genus Ludovicius (Empidoidea, Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haudian, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Mitteilungen-aus-dem-Museum-fuer-Naturkunde-in-Berlin-Deutsche-Entomologische-Zeitschrift. 2001; 48(1): 83-92
Ludovicius- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : China-, Distribution-, new-records-and-systematics, Key-to-species;
Ludovicius-apicicrassus, Ludovicius-brevidigitatus, Ludovicius-longidigitatus, Ludovicius-qinlingensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Shaanxi-, New-species

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
A revision of the genus Argyra from China (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing, 100094, China (People's Republic of)
European-Journal-of-Entomology. 2002 March 15; 99(1): 85-90
The species of the genus Argyra Macquart from China are revised. The following 3 species are new to science: Argyra (Argyra) serrata sp. n., A. (A.) pallipilosa sp. n., A. (A.) nigripilosa sp. n.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New and little known species of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from China (XI).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2001; 71: 237-256
22 species of Dolichopodidae are described as new to science: Paraclius curvispinus, P. furcatus, Hercostomus (Ahercostomus) jiangchenganus, Hercostomus (Hercostomus) brevicercus, H. (H.) brevifurcatus, H. (H.) crassiseta, H. (H.) incilis, H. (H.) longidigitatus, H. (H.) longipilosus, H. (H.) loushanguananus, H. (H.) marginatus, H. (H.) projectus, H. (H.) zunyianus, Chrysosoma crassum, C. pallipilosum, Rhaphium palliaristatum, Neurigonella bidentata, N. pallipilosa, N. pilifera, N. pingbiana, Chaetogonopteron guizhouense, Syntormon lushuiense.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New and little known species of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from China (X): The species of Hercostomus from Yunnan.
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2001; 71: 189-236
The species of Hercostomus from Yunnan are revised in the present paper. 80 species known from Yunnan are listed. Among them 33 species are described as new to science: H. (Gymnopternus) crassisetosus, H. (G.) dorsalis, H. (G.) latapicalis, H. (G.) meihuapuensis, H. (G.) niger, H. (G.) pingbianensis, H. (Hercostomus) bicolor, H. (H.) baishuihensis, H. (H.) biancistrus, H. (H.) brevispinus, H. (H.) dorsiniger, H. (H.) dorsiseta, H. (H.) filiformis, H. (H.) jingpingensis, H. (H.) jingxingensis, H. (H.) latilobatus, H. (H.) lijiangensis, H. (H.) longilobatus, H. (H.) longispinus, H. (H.) luchunensis, H. (H.) masunagai, H. (H.) medialis, H. (H.) pilicercus, H. (H.) pilifacies, H. (H.) quadriseta, H. (H.) shimai, H. (H.) singularis, H. (H.) subdigitatus, H. (H.) triseta, H. (H.) tuomunamus, H. (H.) uniformis, H. (H.) yongpingensis, H. (H.) yunlongensis. The 3 new species-groups are established: apiculatus-group, biancistrus-group, quadriseta-group. A key to the known species of Hercostomus from Yunnan is presented.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New and little known species of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from China (IX).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2001; 71: 165-187
28 species of Dolichopodidae are described as new to science: Hercostomus (Gymnopternus) yatai, Hercostomus (Hercostomus) daweishanus, H. (H.) huanglianshanus, H. (H.) intraneus, Phalacrosoma postiseta, Ludovicius compressus, Paraclius yongpinganus, Medetera brevispina, M. compressa, M. yunnanensis, Neurigona centralis, Raphium zhongdianum, Campsicnemus yunnanensis, Teuchophorus yunnanensis, Chrysotimus bispinus, C. digitatus, C. incisus, C. lijianganus, C. pingbianus, C. yunlonganus, Sinosciapus yunlonganus, Chrysosoma daliana, C. jingpingana, C. luchunana, C. serrata, C. yunnanensis, Plagiozopelma luchunana, Mesorhaga longiseta.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New and little known species of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from China (VIII).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2001; 71: 155-163
9 species are described as new to science: Chrysotimus guangxiensis, C. shennongjianus, Guzeriplia beijingensis, Hercostomus hubeiensis, H. xiaolongmensis, Paramedetera jinxiuensis, Neurigona qingcheng-shana, Diaphorus hainanensis, Diaphorus nanpingensis.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New and little known species of Dolichopodidae from China (VII): Diptera from Emei Mountain (2).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing, 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Bulletin-de-l'Institut-Royal-des-Sciences-Naturelles-de-Belgique-Entomologie. 2000; 70: 219-242
20 species of the family Dolichopodidae from Emei Mountain are described as new to science: Hercostomus (H.) curvarmatus, H. (H.) curvispinus, H. (H.) incisus, H. (H.) jindinganus, H. (H.) longus, H. (H.) spinitarsis, H. (H.) sublongus, Diostracus brevicercus, D. brevis, D. digitiformis, D. prolongatus, Amblypsilopus longiseta, Medetera curvata, Diaphorus tridentatus, Rhaphium furcatum, Neurigonella longiseta, N. pallipes, N. trifurcata, Teuchophorus emeiensis, T. ventralis.

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New species of Dolichopodidae from Henan (Diptera: Empidoidea).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Fauna-and-Taxonomy-of-Insects-in-Henan. 1999; 4: 189-210
Amblypsilopus-henanensis, Condylostylus-xixianus, Diaphorus-henanensis, Diaphorus-quadridentatus, Diostracus-baiyunshanus, Diostracus-songxianus, Dolichopus-luoshanensis, Hercostomus- ( Hercostomus- )  cuspidiger- , Hercostomus- ( Hercostomus- )  flaviscapus- , Hercostomus- ( Hercostomus- )  longifolius- , Hercostomus- ( Hercostomus- )  longisetus- , Hercostomus- ( Hercostomus- )  luoshanensis- , Ludovicius-sheni, Medetera-neixiangensis, Paraclius-longicornutus, Paramedetera-medialis, Syntormon-henanensis, Teuchophorus-nigrescus, Teuchophorus-sinensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Henan-, New-species;
Paramedetera- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Henan-, Luoshan-, Lingshan-Mountain, New-record;
Teuchophorus- ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Henan-, New-record

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
New species of Sympycninae and Diaphorinae from Yunnan, southwest China (Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Studia-Dipterologica. 2002; 8(2): 505-520
Dolichopodidae-: Yunnan-, Systematics-and-records-including-new-record;
Chaetogonopteron-daweishanum, Chaetogonopteron-longum, Chaetogonopteron-ventrale, Diaphorus-apiciniger, Diaphorus-jingpingensis, Diaphorus-salticus, Diaphorus-triangulatus, Syntormon-luchunense ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Yunnan-, New-species;
Syntormon-dukha ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Yunnan-, New-record

Yang,-Ding ; Saigusa,-Toyohei
The species of Neurigonella from China (Diptera: Empidoidea: Dolichopodidae).
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Annales-de-la-Societe-Entomologique-de-France. 2001 Juillet-Septembre; 37(3): 375-392
The species of the genus Neurigonella from China are reviewed. The following 12 species are described as new to science: N. brevifurcata, sp. n., N. crassata, sp. n., N. daliensis, sp. n., N. daweishana, sp. n., N. dentata, sp. n., N. flava, sp. n., N. furcata, sp. n., N. longa, sp. n., N. luteipleurata, sp. n., N. tuberculosa, sp. n., N. yunnanensis, sp. n., N. zhouzhiensis, sp. n.. A key to the species of Neurigonella from China is given.

Yang,-Ding ; Toyohei,-Saigusa
Diptera: Dolichopodidae.
Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China (People's Republic of)
Fauna-and-Taxonomy-of-Insects-in-Henan. 1999; 4: 380-385
Dolichopodidae-: Henan-, Records-including-new-records

Yang,-Ding; Li,-Zhu
Diptera: Dolichopodidae.
Wu, Hong [Ed.]. Insects of Longwangshan Nature Reserve.  China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing. 1998: i-ix, 1-404. Chapter pagination: 318-323.
Dolichopodidae-: Zhejiang-, Longwangshan-Nature-Reserve, Annotated-systematic-list;
Chrysosoma-xanthodes, Dolichopus-zhejiangensis, Machaerium-orientalis, Paraclius-acutatus, Paraclius-sinensis, Thinophilus-sinensis ( Dolichopodidae- ) : Zhejiang-, New-species

Visuelle Kommunikation bei der Balz von langbeinfliegen (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). 
Visual communication during courtship in longlegged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae).
Zoologisches Institut der Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, (Biologiezentrum), Olshausenstr. 40, D 24098 Kiel, Germany
Verhandlungen-Westdeutscher-Entomologentag. 2000; 1999: 159-167
Dolichopodidae-: Courtship-, Visual-communication, species-comparisons, Display-, Courtship-display

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