The first Cordyla Meigen species (Diptera, Mycetophilidae) from continental Australia and Tasmania

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Kurina, O., Oliveira S.Siqueira
Start Page:29-43
Date Published:10/2013
Keywords:Australia, Cordyla, Diptera, Mycetophilidae, new species, Tasmania

A new species of Mycetophilidae, Cordyla australica sp. n., is described from continental Australia and
Tasmania, representing the first Cordyla record in the region. A detailed description of its morphology
with illustrations of male and female terminalia and a map of the collecting localities are provided. According
to the structure of male terminalia, C. australica sp. n. belongs to the C. murina species-group
that has 13 species worldwide. Within the group C. australica sp. n. resembles C. murina but has a unique
outline of the hypoproct and medial branch of the gonostylus. The observed distributional pattern is
restricted to the rainforest of eastern Australia and Tasmania.

Refereed Designation:Refereed
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