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Published: 2021-07-01

Taxonomic study of the genus Eloeophila Rondani, 1856 of Japan (Limoniidae, Diptera)

Echigo-Matsunoyama Museum of Natural Sicences, ‘Kyororo’, 1712-2 Matsunoyama, Tôkamachi, 942-1411, Japan.
Diptera crane fly morphology taxonomy Tipuloidea

Abstract

Japanese species of the genus Eloeophila are revised. Five new species, E. apicisetula sp. nov., E. canidorsalis sp. nov., E. enischnophallus sp. nov., E. hadrophallus sp. nov., and E. tergilobellus sp. nov. are described. One subspecies and two species are synonymized, E. subaprilina yezoensis (Alexander, 1924) with the nominotypical subspecies, E. hidana (Alexander, 1970) with E. persalsa (Alexander, 1940), and E. mishimai (Alexander, 1969) with E. kintaro (Alexander, 1957). Images of the habitus and wings, and drawings of the male terminalia of the Japanese species are shown. Distributions and a key to the Japanese species are provided.

 

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How to Cite

KATO, D. . (2021). Taxonomic study of the genus <em>Eloeophila</em> Rondani, 1856 of Japan (Limoniidae, Diptera). Zootaxa, 4995(3), 425–451. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4995.3.2