Canadian Forest Service Publications

A worldwide review of the genus Arganthomyza rohacek, with revision of the nearctic species (Diptera: Anthomyzidae). 2013. Rohacek, J.; Barber, K.N. Zootaxa 3604 (1): 001-072.

Year: 2013

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35534

Language: English

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This monograph is a review of the taxonomy of insects of the Arganthomyza genus, which was established in 2009 by the principal author Roháček, of the Czech Republic. This group of flies, generally found on decaying plants and fungi, belongs to the Order Diptera (true flies) and the Family Anthomyzidae (small, slender, yellow to black flies) of which fewer than 100 species are known. We revise, describe and illustrate the North American species and give the first data about their biology and distribution. We also describe five new species and one that is newly recorded for North America (in Alaska). Four main species groups are recognized within the genus, based on the evolutionary relationship of their morphological characteristics. We hypothesize that two of the groups originated in North America.