A new species of Phyllodromia Zetterstedt, 1837 (Insecta, Diptera, Empididae, Hemerodromiinae) from Vanuatu

Adrian R. PLANT & Christophe DAUGERON

en Zoosystema 31 (3) - Pages 519-524

Published on 30 September 2009

This article is a part of the thematic issue SANTO 2006 Global Biodiversity Survey from sea bottom to ridge crests

Phyllodromia variabilis n. sp. (Diptera, Empididae, Hemerodromiinae) is described from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu and provisionally assigned to Phyllodromia Zetterstedt, 1837. Systematic relationships with other Phyllodromia species and with the closely related genus Chelipoda Macquart, 1823 are discussed and it is concluded that the new species is probably more closely related to species of Phyllodromia from New Zealand than those of the Northern Hemisphere.


Insecta, Diptera, Empididae, Hemerodromiinae, Phyllodromia, Vanuatu, new species.

Download full article in PDF format Order a reprint