On the identity of Pseudexechia parallela (Edwards, 1925) (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) and description of a new related species from Great Britain

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Kjærandsen, J., Chandler P.J.
Journal:British Journal of Entomology and Natural History
Keywords:Of Pseudexechia parallela ( Edwards 1925 ), p. 42, p. 46, Pseudexechia hamulata ( Lackschewitz 1937 ) ( Mycetophilidae ) : New synonym, Pseudexechia monica ( Mycetophilidae ) : Sp nov, Pseudexechia parallela ( Edwards 1925 ) ( Mycetophilidae ) :, Wales

Pseudexechia parallela (Edwards, 1925) is redescribed and illustrated. Based on study of types and new material Pseudexechia parallela (Edwards, 1925) is considered to be a senior synonym of P. hamulata (Lackschewitz, 1937) syn. n. Pseudexechia parallela is reported from Sweden, Kamtschatka, Russia and Minnesota, U.S.A. for the first time, thus expanding its known range from Europe to a wide Holarctic distribution. A new allied species, Pseudexechia monica sp. n., is described and illustrated based on males from Wales in Great Britain.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith