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Published: 2020-07-10

Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini)

Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO National Research Collections Australia, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
Diptera Australia Bombyliidae Bombyliini new species new combination

Abstract

The endemic Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis is revised, including six described species and three newly described: Meomyia hortorum sp. nov., Meomyia kochae sp. nov., Meomyia melanocincta sp. nov. Bombylius tetratrichus Walker is excluded from Meomyia and placed in Dissodesma Bowden & Li. Meomyia is characterised by the slender and elongate antennal flagellum, and the black abdominal band and dense black tuft on apex of abdomen. A key to species of Meomyia is provided. Species are found in southern Australia.

 

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How to Cite

LI, X., & YEATES, D. K. (2020). Revision of the Australian bee fly genus <em>Meomyia</em> Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini). Zootaxa, 4810(2), 201–243. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4810.2.1