Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 65(2): 157-237, doi: 10.3897/asp.65.e31675
Revision of the New World Dohrniphora Dahl species with hind tibial setae (Diptera: Phoridae)
expand article infoBrian V. Brown, Giar-Ann Kung
‡ Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, United States of America
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The New World species of Dohrniphora with one or more large hind tibial setae are revised. Prior to our work, the known fauna consisted of 36 described species, including fi ve that are mostly known from specimens lacking hind tibial setae. Fifty-two new species are described, all from the Neotropical Region. Two names, D. anterosetalis Borgmeier & Prado and D. trudiae Disney, are both considered new synonyms of D. anteroventralis Borgmeier. The Dohrniphora species with hind tibial setae are not considered to be a monophyletic group, but some tentative monophyletic groups within this assemblage are proposed. In particular, a large group of small, yellow species is recognized as the probably monophyletic D. pyricornis group.
Diptera, Phoridae, Dohrniphora, New World, taxonomic revision, natural history