First Neotropical record of the genus Hormopeza Zetterstedt, 1838 (Diptera, Empididae)

Christophe DAUGERON

en Zoosystema 21 (1) - Pages 121-126

Published on 17 March 1999

The genus Hormopeza Zetterstedt (Empididae, Oreogetoninae) is recorded for the first time from the neotropical region, with the description of a new species, Hormopeza dureti n.sp., from Brazil. This species is defined by the combination of the following male characters: the eyes are dichoptic with face broader than frons, the epandrial lamellae are formed of two characteristic processes, a single membranous processus arises from between postgonites, and the apical filament of phallus is short. A narrow relationship between the three southern hemisphere species known now is inferred on the basis of the presence of dichoptic eyes in the male.


Diptera, Empididae, Hormopeza, new species, Neotropical region.

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