Medeterinae

Medetera sp., copyright Marcello Consolo.


Belongs within: Dolichopodidae.

The Medeterinae are a group of dolichopodid flies characterised by having the rear part of the mesonotum distinctly flattened (Bickel 2013).

Characters (from Bickel 2013): Antennal scape bare; dorsal postcranium usually distinctly concave; posterior mesonotum distinctly flattened and slightly depressed, from one-third to one-half of surface between dorsocentral setae, and distinct from curved anterior mesonotum; vein M2 absent; femur II and III bare of major anterior preapical setae; male genitalic capsule ovate to pyriform, on peduncle formed by exerted haired segment 7.

<==Medeterinae B09
    |--Systenus albimanus B09, RV81
    |--Corindia Bickel 1986 B13
    |    |--C. capricornis Bickel 1986 B13
    |    |--C. collessi Bickel 1986 B13
    |    `--C. gascoynesis Bickel 2013 B13
    |--Thrypticus Gerst├Ącker 1864 B13
    |    |--T. australis Bickel 1986 B13
    |    |--T. fortescuensis Bickel 1986 B13
    |    |--T. violaceous B09
    |    `--T. willistoni B09
    `--Medetera Fischer von Waldheim 1819 B13
         |--M. aberrans B09
         |--M. aldrichii RV81
         |--M. australiana B13
         |--M. bistriata B09
         |--M. californiensis BM76
         `--M. junensis Bickel 2013 B13

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[B09] Bickel, D. J. 2009. Dolichopodidae (long-legged flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 671–694. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[B13] Bickel, D. J. 2013. The family Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of the Pilbara region, Western Australia in its Australasian biogeographic context, with the description of 19 new species. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 291–348.

[BM76] Bohart, R. M., & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[RV81] Robinson, H., & J. R. Vockeroth. 1981. Dolichopodidae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 625–639. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

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